Day 2 Trek to the South Pole
It was a tough uphill climb for Mike today. He says,"The winds have been extremely strong. There is blowing snow but the sky is blue and the temperatures are not too bad at all! I've passed some small crevasses and am expecting more tomorrow. I have my crampons on and am pushing through deep snow. It's great to be energetic again after sitting on the boat for such a long time!"
Over the last two days Mike has covered 25 kms of ground since his departure from the coast. This is pretty remarkable as his sled weighed 196 kilograms at the start!
Another 15 kms of uphill grind. The landscape should start to flatten out and there should also be less accumulation of snow. Progression will then be faster.