Hours traveled: 9
Miles traveled: 12.5
Total miles traveled: 498
Miles to pole: 72
Elevation: 9046 ft.
Translation from voicemail: Hi Chris here, Team 3belowzero, Day 42. Yes we have been here for six weeks, my goodness. Well the big news here is that spirits are high here tonight. The sun was shining all day and winds were low. And we made it on to the plateau and were at nine thousand and fifty feet right now. Which, so we’ve been gradually climbing to that for forty two days.
So, the weather was just ideal today. And it just seems like, you know we’ve been moving from being in the middle of a raging ocean of snow waves. So now we are in calm flat snow kinda like water in a harbor. The snow is soft and sticky but we are happy to be past the crazy sastrugi that was pretty rough for us. So we’re sitting in the tent right now and it’s super, just cold outside. And there is absolute silence. This morning there was a circular rainbow around the sun that we had not seen before. So this well may be one of the most beautiful days we have had here. And you know we don’t know what weather Antarctica will dish out for our last seventy two miles. So we will be at the pole in six days. But we are certainly grateful for today.
So I want to answer a couple of questions from Madeline in Washington, (state). What’s your favorite thing about Antarctica so far? And I would say it is days like today where you can really appreciate the scenery. Where you’re not super focused on freezing so much. Your most, your just mostly really engaged in the environment, which is great.
All right, Jim asked, how far can you see on a clear day? and will you see your destination a day or so before you get to it? Well I’m not exactly sure how far we can see on a clear day but we do you know that we should be able to see the pole about twelve miles, from, before we get there. So, if it’s clear day we may see it from there, before we get there, a day before we get there.
So that’s it for the questions for today. We will try to answer a few more tomorrow. Wanted to give a shout out to all of my women in business friends of mine that are tuning in, following along, and sharing comments. A lot of them have been passed on to us. So thanks and we’ll chat with you tomorrow.