Parker Liautaud: 87º is in sight on Day 6

12th December 2013, 04:32pm

“We did 15 nautical miles, around 25km in 11hours. We have 206 nautical miles to the South Pole.

It is really windy, blowing 20 to 35 knots. The actual temperature is probably in the mid  -20ºC range. The wind chill feels like -37ºC to -40ºC.

We paced ourselves today. No crash, just 11 hours of hard work. It was a tough day but it was a good one, with some good progress.

We’ll pass one of the milestones I said to myself in my head, the next one is going to be the 87ºS, which is 25 nautical miles away. I hope that we can do that by the end of tomorrow.

I just want to take this day-by-day because everyday is really hard, but no use focusing on the negatives. We are in an amazing place, lucky to be here.

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The days are looking up […], some of them anyway. We are just dealing with these things. It is important to focus on the positives and do what we can with everything else.

We are just going to keep at it and hopefully we will reach 87ºS  in a couple of days.”

– Parker Liautaud, Willis Resilience Expedition Explorer