25th November 2011
26th November 2011
Lost all appetite and forcing down food making me sick. Need Calories but will try building up to the full 4500
27th November 2011
Wind blowing snow along the ground like a sheet of smoke. getting the tent down will be a mission…
Day 3 – Podcast
28th November 2011
29th November 2011
Just had a weather forecast. I could be stuck in this storm till 1st December. Winds of 25kts, gusting 45kts. Scarey.
30th November 2011
1st December 2011
felicity_aston Mending a small tear in my tent that i noticed tonight. Probably happened when wrestling with it in high winds
2nd December 2011
3rd December 2011
felicity_aston Hard won 12nm today. No visibility but just enough contrast to be able to keep going.
4th December 2011
5th December 2011
felicity_aston The twists in my route to avoid potential crevasse areas have added 45nm to my journey -that’s 3 extra days skiing
6th December 2011
7th December 2011
8th December 2011
felicity_aston Yay! Crossed into the 87th degree today. Only 3 degrees to go to the South Pole.
9th December 2011
10th December 2011
felicity_aston The mountains have gone. I now have a completely empty 360 horizon until Thiels mtns 800kms away.
11th December 2011
felicity_aston Yesterday was the first day I didnt burst into tears at any point. Must mean I’m getting used to this finally?
12th December 2011
13th December 2011
felicity_aston Passed 88 today! Really pleased. The Pole feels so close!
14th December 2011
15th December 2011
felicity_aston I felt tired today but I could hear my Mums voice encouraging me, “Just keep moving. Keep moving forward.”
16th December 2011
felicity_aston My cough is back with gusto. Several coughing fits stopped me dead and gasping for air. Still did 15nm – best yet!
17th December 2011
18th December 2011
felicity_aston Near perfect Antarctic day: Clear, cold, calm, smooth….and 16.1nm closer to the Pole!
19th December 2011
20th December 2011
felicity_aston I can see the South Pole station on the horizon! A long dark blob less than 10nm away!
21st December 2011
felicity_aston I arrived at the South Pole at 1600 today. I was met by friends and am now warm and well fed x
22nd December 2011
23rd December 2011
24th December 2011
25th December 2011
felicity_aston Happy Christmas from Antarctica! I think I win the contest for ‘whitest christmas’ hands down!
26th December 2011
felicity_aston Frying up the last of my salami on a pan lid as a post christmas treat !
27th December 2011
28th December 2011
felicity_aston My clothes are feeling a little baggy so I must be losing weight but I’m nowhere near skinny – more chocolate!
29th December 2011
30th December 2011
felicity_aston The bad weather finally caught up with me. Wind, snow, restless skies thick with cloud and flat light.
31st December 2011
felicity_aston Clouds are gathering on the horizon. I’ve shouted at them to go away but it doesn’t look promising.
1st January 2012
2nd January 2012
3rd January 2012
felicity_aston The snow surface has changed again. It looks like someone has thrown tons of wet clay around and let it set.
4th January 2012
felicity_aston Magical day. Just me, Antarctica and Beth Orton … and briefly 6 kiters who passed me on thier way from the Pole!
5th January 2012
6th January 2012
felicity_aston Great milage today but paying for it now; knees are throbbing, cramp in thigh and it hurts to stretch my legs out.
7th January 2012
felicity_aston !!!Photo: Felicity skiing towards her resupply point. View of the Thiels Mountain Range in the backgroundpic.twitter.com/W62pspra
8th January 2012
9th January 2012
felicity_aston The mountains have already gone from view and I once again have a completely empty 360 horizon.
10th January 2012
11th January 2012
12th January 2012
felicity_aston Islands of very large sastrugi everywhere today and the snow was oddly glossy so that they looked like polished granite.
13th January 2012
14th January 2012
felicity_aston Had an extra hours sleep this morning so only covered 18.5nm today but it was enough to cross into the 82nd degree – 3 degrees to go…
15th January 2012
felicity_aston It’s incredible that I can ski all day now with very little going on in my head. It’s almost a form of meditation.
16th January 2012
17th January 2012
felicity_aston Saw the moon today! It was in blue sky and bright sunshine but it’s been a couple of months since I last saw the moon so I was fixated!
18th January 2012
19th January 2012
felicity_aston With less than 70nm to go I was hoping to get my 1st glimpse of the mountains today. Scanned the horizons all day – nothing.
20th January 2012
21st January 2012
22nd January 2012
felicity_aston Another awesome day skiing past a parade of beautiful mountains beneath crazy clouds. This last couple of days have certainly been my reward
23rd January 2012
felicity_aston After 1744km and 59 days I arrived at Hercules Inlet on the Ronne Ice Shelf and completed my crossing of Antarctica.
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