by Transantarctic Expedition
Tags: horrible place, south pole, explorers
Hi well today is December the 14th 2011 which is a special day in Antarctica, because it is exactly a 100 years since the Norwegian Roald Amundsen as reached the South Pole, he was the first person to do so. It's the centenary year and it's a pretty big thing in Antarctica so there have been lots of special things happening all over the continent today. I didn't reach the pole today, I'm still a degree and a half away and you know, all day my mind has been thinking about those original explorers and what they must have gone through to get to the South Pole. What a bleak and horrible place it must have seemed. To me the South Pole is a place where I can get resupplies, there's people, there's the opportunity for abit of a wash, things like that. But for those guys, the South Pole was just a point on the Antarctic plateau which as it was today, the cold, windy, fairly desolate place, so to find yourself there knowing that now you have to turn round and go all the way back, do that with no hope of rescue or help - that's a pretty monumental thing. I've been thinking about those original explorers alot, and what a shame I'm not at the Pole to join the party ! But hopefully, I did quite well today, 17.5 nautical miles, so if I keep going at that rate it shouldn't be more than 5 or 6 days, probably 6 actually, before I'm there myself. So, fingers crossed, these nice surfaces continue all the way to the Pole and the nice weather holds and I get there within 6 or 7 days.
by Voces Vicentinas
Tags: daughters of charity, nice weather, miraculous medal
Hi this is Aidan(?) broadcasting live via iPadio my first phlog...
Hello Jordan Romero, calling from ABC also known as (?) base camp about 21 thousand feet. Things have gone real smoothly. Congratulations Ryan Hall on the Boston marathon for 4th place. Congrats. Jeze what else today real nice weather it's pretty cold here now and we just don't ___ from it's been a really tough tough 6 hours hike up here. What else be sure to check in with my blog everyday and see what's the latest. Thank ya'll so much for the support couldn't have been here without you. Bye bye.
by Deanthebard's Ipadio blog
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Tags: arnold swartz, nice weather, journey home
Well I'm not in a very good mood. It is 8:00 another 8:30 on Friday night. I should be out with my friends enjoying the very nice weather and that we have been looking out the window full day. I should be having a very cold cider with ice right now but when I got to the cash point or ATM I discover that my wallet wasn't there. I thought I dropped it so I re try some stuff back to while Arnold Swartz in the cafe and it wasn't there so I spoke to the cafe people and there was nothing there. I didn't take an money out today. In fact I haven't even use my wallet. The only thing I have to use is my cash card so I excuse myself and took the hours journey home and found that my flat had been broken into. My current flat may is away on holiday.