It 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!