Pole to Pole Run with Icetrek - South Pole leg

Dec 27

Dispatch #2

Published at 17:24
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Hi again everyone.

It has been a while since our last update in mid-May. Since arriving in
Canada from the North Pole, Pat has been running south through the
Americas, doing more than two marathons daily, without a day off. Today he
arrives in Punta Arenas, Chile, from where we fly to Union Glacier camp in
Antarctica on the 29th, together with cameraman Mind d'Arcy and Scotty, the
driver/mechanic of our 6x6 Ford Transit van. From Union Glacier we drive to
Pat's start point at Hercules Inlet on the Antarctic coast from where he
will run to the South Pole, averaging between 50 and 60km per day.

As with the Arctic leg, we will send daily despatches from the ice, mostly
short text messages, sometimes voice recordings or an email with photos,
but our priority with comms is to send a minute of footage every day to our
media team, which they gather, edit and send to Channel 9 in Australia for
a weekly broadcast on the Today Show.

Great to have you in the thick of things again, I look forward to sending
you updates from Antarctica as Pat legs it to the pole!


Photos: Some of the food and equipment.
Lennie (left) and Rex Quail, testing some of the clothing in ALE's
warehouse. They are here in Punta with their parents, Greg (Pole to Pole
Run manager and producer) and Lisbeth.
  • Accumulated distance: 0 m
  • Distance to go: 1151 km
  • Name: Punta Arenas
  • Elevation: 17 m
  • Latitude: 53° 945South
  • Longitude: 70° 5429West


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