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 […]
Preparing for Queen Maud Land
Blog 1 A new year and new expeditions on the horizon! I am very excited to welcome you all to the first blog for Breaking the Cycle Antarctica. Supported by sustainable travel company White Desert, the mission is to cycle across Queen Maud Land on the edge of the Antarctic Plateau, from Wolf’s Fang Camp […]