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Hello from the Ross Ice Shelf. I finally got here. It took 2 planes today to manage to get me to the far side of Antarctica and the start of my expedition. A few hours ago they dropped me off on the ice-shelf after an amazing flight over the Transantarctic Mountains - and here I am. I've set up my tent, I'm alone on the Ross Ice Shelf and looking at a big white horizon on the one side towards the North - and to the South, this wall of mountain, absolutely spectacular. I couldn't ask for better weather. It's really calm, it's sunny, warm - so it's been very kind to me for my first night on the ice. I can't wait to get started in the morning - and start my journey to the South Pole and the opposite side of Antarctica. I'm currently at about 85 degrees South and tomorrow I'm going to be chipping away at that - so yeah. Here's to a good nights sleep and a good start tomorrow.


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Hello from the Ross Ice Shelf. I finally got here. It took 2 planes today to manage to get me to the far side of Antarctica and the start of my expedition. A few hours ago they dropped me off on the ice-shelf after an amazing flight over the Transantarctic Mountains - and here I am. I've set up my tent, I'm alone on the Ross Ice Shelf and looking at a big white horizon on the one side towards the North - and to the South, this wall of mountain, absolutely spectacular. I couldn't ask for better weather. It's really calm, it's sunny, warm - so it's been very kind to me for my first night on the ice. I can't wait to get started in the morning - and start my journey to the South Pole and the opposite side of Antarctica. I'm currently at about 85 degrees South and tomorrow I'm going to be chipping away at that - so yeah. Here's to a good nights sleep and a good start tomorrow.

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So excited for you! I cannot imagine doing what you are doing, but I am looking forward to following your progress. I will eagerly await every dispatch. GOOD LUCK!

Posted by: Jill 3 years ago
Best of luck! Weather sounds better than the uk! go go go!

Posted by: Andy 3 years ago
I am so excited! Keep tweeting!

Posted by: Renee 3 years ago
keeping up every day - breathing a sigh of relief for you and wishing your the very best journey for the next 70 days.

Posted by: wendy and alf 3 years ago
Glad to hear that you are finally on your way! I will be following you progress as well. Be safe.

Posted by: dwight 3 years ago
Many good wishes for your journey from the Trustees of the British Antarctic Monument Trust and thank you for supporting our cause. Donations are coming in to JustGiving. Thankyou. Rod

Posted by: Roderick Rhys Jones 3 years ago
Tchoo!t'es fada, mais Je te souhate bonne chance!

Posted by: Charlet Yvan 3 years ago
Best wishes and safe journey. A once in a life time trek. Will be watching!!!!!


Posted by: Tom McNulty 3 years ago
I wish you a safe journey! Enjoy!

Posted by: Maureen 3 years ago

good luck from bc canada you are a very brave person have a safe expedition.
henutes

Posted by: dave 3 years ago
I can't even begin to imagine me doing what you are doing. Very cool. Will be checking on your progress frequently! Take good care.

Posted by: Amy 3 years ago

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