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Mike Horn

Day 4 Trek to the South Pole

He reports, "The wind speed should reduce later today. I will head off as soon as it does as I don't like the idea of staying in my tent all day. I hope that the visibility will also improve so it will be easier to navigate around any crevasses."

Just after midday, Mike packed up camp and started walking again. He is clearly still walking uphill as his progression is slow. He is travelling at a speed of about 1 km an hour which would suggest he is encountering more crevasses along his route.

The ice formation is rather strange. The surface is undulating and wave like, rising steeply then flattening out again. Gradually rising in altitude, it will not be long now until Mike reaches the flatter ice on the plateau.

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