Day 5 12th February Distance – 54km Total distance – 201km Again the forecast was for good weather. Gale-force winds are a regular occurrence around Schirmacher Oasis/Novo so we were lucky to have the forces of nature on our side. As I was planning to do a longer day today to reach the finish, I […]
A Beautiful Day?
Day 4 11th February Distance – 40km Total distance – 147km Finally a beautiful day – sunny, clear and cold. It was still -17C when I set off and no doubt with the wind chill, it would have been much lower. The first 20km was the roughest part of the journey as the route traversed […]
Pushing through, whatever the conditions
Day 2 9th February Distance – 32km Total distance – 67km The uphill, into the wind battle resumed on some pretty soft snow. I decided to divide my day into 10km segments, then take a break, refuel, warm up and go again. It turned out to be a good mental approach. The contrast was not […]
On the runway and ready to go!
Blog 2 6th and 7th February Total distance: 21km The 6th February was a huge day, leaving my hotel at 4am to get to Cape Town International airport in time for the 6am flight. It was an incredible thrill to board an Airbus bound for Wolf’s Fang Runway, Antarctica! Travelling with me (in First Class […]
From high to low – pushing towards the finish
Blog 12 14th – 18th April Pocitos to Londres Distance – 541km Total – 2921km Sorry for the silence – it’s not because nothing has happened, my brand new laptop has a faulty battery and stopped working more than a week ago. I am now borrowing a friend’s computer to get the rest of the […]
The Lipez Range – Quetena Chico to Tupiza
Blog 8 28th March to 31st March Quetena Chico to Tupiza Total distance – 1591km My rest day was indeed a break from the bike, but it was an opportunity to see a little of what Quetena Chico, a town of about 500 people, had to offer. Rolando arranged for us to visit the museum, […]
An adventure makes it’s own path
Blog 4 9th – 12th March Sajama to Turco, Uyuni Total distance – 501km Originally I wrote this blog as a part of the previous blog, but then realised it was a bit too big, so I have cut it to make two blogs. Plan C There was always a risk that we could not […]
The Lights Up Ahead
Its almost four months since my crash on the edge of the Strzelecki Desert, but unfortunately I am still stuck in Melbourne. I was cleared by the surgeon to restart the journey six weeks ago, but the state borders have remained closed ever since, and most of that time we have been confined to stay […]