Pulling it Together

The past two days have been a full attack.

From finalizing our food into 60 separate bundles, packing our sleds, and testing as much tech as possible, time seems to be slipping past very quickly.

Twenty-four hour daylight definitely helps to confuse the linear perspective of viewing time.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner have been opportunities to take a step back from our busy schedule of planning.

Getting to know all of the fellow expeditioners at base-camp has been centered on these meal times.

Alpine skiers from Austria, Climbers from New Zealand, kiters, and soloists alike stuffed around crammed tables.

Whether a seasoned legend, or simply a curious mind driven south, it’s remarkable to see the diversity of humans around us.

This place is a magnet for those who have a tendency to view things from the side.

So many people have shared advice regarding solar panels, connectors, electricity flow, and battery capacity.

Without these small bits of guidance, our challenge would be much harder.

Good news, we saw steam rise from our ice melters today for the first time.

Moment by moment we are getting closer to departing into the white with nothing but our sleds and each other.

Additionally, it is cold.

Barney-

6 Comments
  • Aysha Sheridan
    Posted at 18:15h, 21 November Reply

    Enjoy the journey and stay warm! You’re inspiring a lot of people xx

  • Eddie peat
    Posted at 22:04h, 21 November Reply

    You are on your way-hurrah!

    Love from Waterside

  • Dusty Taylor
    Posted at 22:47h, 21 November Reply

    Keep it up, we are thinking of you guys from afar!X

  • Ginette Wheeldon
    Posted at 00:11h, 22 November Reply

    Good luck and stay safe- amazing!

  • Kevin McCullough CEO Calon Energy Ltd
    Posted at 11:41h, 22 November Reply

    Barney we have yet to meet but I consider myself privileged to know your dad. He is a complete madmen and the genes have obviously found there way to the next generation. I cannot begin to imagine the madness of what lies ahead for you all but my thoughts and prayers are with you. If you have an ounce of what your dad has then you must be a bloody nice bloke. I have benn happy to help in what small ways I can. Good luck. God speed. And most importantly – don’t die.

  • Ken Purcell
    Posted at 04:18h, 24 November Reply

    May the wind be at your back. And your sleeping bags stay dry!

    Hinton, Alberta, Canada

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