Antarctica Blog - Day 28 - 14th January 2013 - AM
Yesterday was fu***ng savage. Climbing, sastrugi and a headwind. Was a brutal day. I felt like I was wrestling with my pulk, with my mind, with my body, every metre of the 27.1km/16 miles I did yesterday.
It was really cold in the morning; I was constantly managing my fingers and toes to keep the blood flow. I was working as hard as I could but I couldn’t generate enough heat, the longest stretch I skied continuously was half hour. In between I was stopping and pulling my pulk over or through sastrugi. I had a couple of falls yesterday as well but I am fine. I was more worried about my skis and equipment but they are fine too. I skied for 9½ hours but I was actually out for over 11 hours. My GPS tells me time moving and time I’ve been out.
Legs are feeling heavy, just been stretching them and now I am gonna get going today.
A positive that came out of yesterday was that I crossed the 87th degree and despite being totally shattered I was really satisfied last night.