New Route via Reedy Glacier to South Pole

Jan 02

#34:
Mojo back

Publiziert am 06:09
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The rest day worked wonders and we packed this morning with a spring in our step.

My breathing is back
My strength is back
My stamina is back
My appetite is back
My taste is back
My corny humour is back
My mojo, yeah baby, is back.

Keith's eye has come good too.

Thanks to my expedition mates for their concern and understanding and to the Union Glacier doc for her advice. And thanks to those who sent messages of support.

And what a day to return to form. A dome of blue sat over a disc of white and three skiers moved from one side of it to the other. I cant help but think of The Truman Show.

The surface is now void of sastrugi, just an endless plain of flat coarse granulated snow whose sharp crystalline structure tugs at ski and sled. But the work comes easy when we contemplate where the f we are.

22km, -21c, no wind.

Eric

Photo of Rob, front, and Keith taken between my legs and I stir the Thai chicken curry as Keith updates his diary.

  • Name: Camp 26
  • Höhe: 2908 m
  • Breitengrad: 88° 3718South
  • Längengrad: 127° 4749West

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    2017-01-03 10:20:18 Jose Naranjo says: New Year, new life mates. I am very glad you recovered all you strengh Eric. I knew nothing would stop you to reach your goal. I happy to hear Keith's eye is healing too. Happy New Year from sunny Spain :)
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    2017-01-03 06:17:47 Carl Mason says: Wonderful post Made my day
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    2017-01-02 21:24:26 Rob Easther says: Great news Eric, go well young fella.
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    2017-01-02 11:05:06 jojo says: yaaaaayyyyyy!!! you,re back..on track!!! tip a can of solo down your neck and kick ass!! XX
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    2017-01-02 10:11:31 Niki Moss says: Brilliant to hear!!!! A duvet day always does wonders but in your extreme situation, even miracles! Have a great day! Sending loads of support guys! Go go go Niki Moss in sunny Barcelona
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    2017-01-02 07:45:57 John Kolm says: But is,your libido back, Eric? And if so, what are you gonna do about it?
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    2017-01-02 06:48:31 Karen says: So great to hear!! Yeah and hip hip hurrah!
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    2017-01-02 06:21:04 Joan says: Good news!


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