December 18, 2012December 18, 2012| | 0 Comment
(Dispatch #1 of 2 Day 46)
Hello Aaron in Antarctica, day 46. Camp position South 84 degrees 30 decimal 797 minutes, position West 080 degrees 23 decimal 363 minutes. Time traveled 9 hours distance 11.7 miles. Current distance to my cache is 34.5 nautical miles at 183 degrees South. So if I can some how magically keep up this speed for the next 3 days give or take, we'll get there by the end of the week and that's highly motivating, I'm down to about 8 days worth of food. Yesterday I did a test of eating half rations and left over rations and it actually wasn't too bad, I had some hunger all day but it was interesting, today was the engery crunch that I kinda figured would happen. It wasn't too bad but, mostly I went down hill probably 800 feet in totality and that's a bummer cause I gotta go back up that, it's over 300 miles but still. Uh just another crazy day in Antarctica, it starts off cool and breezy and sunny, great, and then the wind stops, not so good, and I'm sitting, eating, snacking, waiting and all of a sudden this icy breeze starts burning my arm from usually a direction it never comes from and then I look over and this huge wall of gray is headed my way, I'm like, Oh man! One of my biggest fears is having one of those huge tekton sort of walls except it's a snow wind storm come and hit me like a 60 knot or just out of no where, I mean I see that stuff on the horizon and I think, Oh my gosh I'm dead, I'm dead, but I don't really feel it too much in the wind pressure so, definitely something I think about that's for sure but. Man that icy fog comes in and whoa it's cold, immediately my face burns, everything burns, it's really tough to deal with, but so far so good.
(See #2 of 2 to continue Day 46)