Parker Liautaud: 87º After Day 8

16th December 2013, 12:13pm

“ We did 16.9 nautical miles in 11 hours. […] Weaker winds today, 5 -12 knots, overcast and -24ºC. We have 178 nautical miles to the South Pole.

I am feeling all right. I think things are starting to stabilise […] I just feel generally not awesome but that’s just the way it is, I think we are never going to feel 100%. On these things there is always going to be a little minor thing to bother you.

Today was a good day. I think it was good to bounce back from the couple of days of lower numbers.

One great milestone passed today which was 87º South, 3º from the Pole.  Next one up is 88º and hopefully that won’t be too far away.

So I am looking forward to tomorrow and seeing what we can accomplish and just really taking this one-day at a time.  Not focusing too much on the finish line.”

-Parker Liautaud, Willis Resilience Expedition Explorer

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List to Parker Liautaud’s full voice blog from Day 8 of the Willis Resilience Expedition