January 12, 2013January 12, 2013| | 0 Comment
Hello Aaron in Antarctica, day 70. Camp position South 88 degree 44 decimal 608 minutes, West 081 degree 54 decimal 712 minutes. Distance 8.3 nautical miles, time of travel 9 hours, elevation 9,000 feet, distance to South Pole 75 nautical miles. I'm really trying to keep it at 8.1 to 8.3 miles per day so I can knock this thing out in 9 days and knocking it out is a relative term, I just talked to one of the staff at ALE and they say I'm kind of a legend and yea a legend in my own mind maybe but, apparently I'm buying or the longest time ever to South Pole and probably not quitting but, that's ok I'll go with that. Finally took some lip and cheek damage, I've had frost hanging off my face for quite a bit and it finally got me, not bad but, gosh darn it. So I antibacterial it and gel it and bandage it. One thing I've run into, until I get some good sun, I just can't wear my face mask breathing through it with my goggles, in fact yesterday I found that a huge ice chunk seemed the breathing holes of that thing so no wonder I couldn't breath I was practically hyperventilating, it was just so cold dead in my face. So today, switched around went with the parka and hood, it was ok other than boy it doesn't take long to get bit, at all. That was kind of a bummer but oh well, as long as I can keep it under control and it doesn't get infected, that's apparently not uncommon, uh yea. Let's see what do we got, oh the Wort crew sends it's best wishes, thank you very much. The crew at the Wort Hotel I really appreciate that. Peter and Emily, thank you very much for the donation, I'll make sure to get the phone call into you guys there, and a special shout out to your three daughters Piper, Sage and Ruby, thank you three so much for following my expedition I really appreciate it, hopefully it inspires you to do something really big and exciting with your life too. Let's see, the surface is kinda mushy at this point, so it makes the Pole even a bigger fight so even though my sleds dropped 2 pounds a day at least, the surface is kinda crunchy and mushy so it really all seems to end up being the same. And also it was near whiteout today so it was definitely zin travel but apparently it's suppose to be not as bad tomorrow but higher winds so I have no idea how I'm gonna deal with that with this whole face thing but, I don't know, I figure it out I just can't have my mask icing over anymore, until I get done there's no way to deal with it. Hope all is well. Out!