The Journey to the South Pole Begins
He initially intended to stay by his tent for the first 24hours and spend the day getting the feel for his equipment but after all those days of waiting the urge to move was too great. It was time for him to get moving! Mike put on his crampons and by the end of the day Mike had hoisted his heavily laden sled 12 kilometers.
When starting from Hercules Inlet it is the first 33-40kms (20-25miles) that are the most difficult as it is an uphill walk. After that the terrain starts to level out and things become a little easier. The winds are still blowing on the coast but temperatures remain reasonable.
Mike is happy to be back!!