position: Union Glacier
Hopefully we'll fly tomorrow - it's weather dependent. Unfortunately this is just what happens in Antarctica!
Tuesday 6th January
Position: 88° 03.056 S 080° 29.135 W (decimal)
(Satellite phone call to the UK was not received at the expected time, but two hours late)
Sorry for the late contact...we arrived at 88 degrees South, and began walking. We completed about 1.5 hours and pitched the tent late.
Everything is working out well so far...and we're finally on our way!
We averaged 2.96 km/hour, and are all very happy.
Hope all is well at home
Wednesday 7th January
Position: 88°12.399 S 079°45.323 W
(no sound through the Satellite phone, tried connecting a few times. Eventually got through, although with a bad connection!)
We completed 12.5 km today, and found it very arduous. We are hoping to do 18.5 km tomorrow.
We aim to do the whole 222 km in 12 days.
Please support Patrick's superhuman efforts in this expedition by clicking the 'donate' button to the right of this page. We have just reached over one quarter of the target amount, but we still have a long way to go!