Antarctica training day

Training in AntarcticaIt was only a short intense sleep we managed after a 3am bedtime but it was great to get up and get into the day nonetheless. A hearty breakfast was followed by a medical briefing that outlined issues we could face on our journey and how to avoid getting ourselves in any trouble. It was minus 41 degrees C at South Pole yesterday so we must be on our guard! Today it was minus 16 around camp and any breeze made the facial skin tingle and go numb in no time, we can only imagine how cold it will be out on the polar plateau.

As part of our preparation we fitted skis and went for a tour around camp to get into the rhythm that will be required for us to ski multiple days without wearing ourselves out.

Tomorrow we do a final sort-out of our kit then we hope to fly to our start point in the interior of the cold continent.

Tomorrow we hope to communicate from 89 degrees south, please send us warm thoughts!

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6 Responses to Antarctica training day

  1. Stephen says:

    Wow! first time in a long, long time I am speechless. Go for it!

    Wow.!
    Have a safe & magnificent experience.
    Stephen.

  2. Yann says:

    Your adventure is a source of inspiration !
    I enjoy very much following up your feats on a daily basis in one of the most hostile place for Human in the world. Thank you for this daily basis escape from our normal office life !

  3. Lemalou says:

    Hi All,

    This is the most exciting BLOG that i’ve read in a LONG time… can’t wait to hear about your adventures!

    Bissalama, Inshallah!

    Lemalou
    x

  4. Ret says:

    Hello Zahid Expedition,

    I am enjoying your dispatches over breakfast from my warmth of my office and I am reminded of a quote.

    Ronald Amundsen on being asked why he went to the South Pole. “Small minds have only room for bread and butter.”

    Good luck, gents!!!

  5. CJ Oates says:

    What an endeavor! Safety and Success is right Amr…plus I’ll throw in an additional side prayer for good weather.

    Will keep following along, this is a fantastic adventure–good fortune and good skiing gentlemen.

    Cheers,

    CJO

  6. Amr says:

    We pray for their safety and success.

    Amr

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