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Tired and too toasty

Hi everyone! A very tired Bryony was able to contact me at 5:30PM (GMT) today with news of the day at the Pole. Bryony, in a bid to enjoy the Amundsen-Scott Centre Research Station, had decided to stave off sleep! … Continue reading

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Record Breaker

As of 7:00AM (GMT) Bryony Balen became the youngest Briton to ski to the Geographic South Pole from the Hercules Inlet! Overall Bryony and the team have skied 1134.9km (705miles) over a period of 56 days. The journey took her … Continue reading

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Awaiting the news

Hi everyone! It’s very tense now. Following contact in the early hours of the morning it was clear that the team are powering over the polar plateau to the finish! Bryony and the team managed a colossal 33.8km yesterday over 14 … Continue reading

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The last Degree

Great news from the team to come up! But first… 100 Years ago today the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition, headed by Captain Robert Falcon Scott, reached the Geographical South pole. Here is the excerpt from Scott’s diary – “January 17, … Continue reading

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1000km skied, now the final push!

Hi everyone! Good news from the team today, for after much effort, the 1000km barrier has been broken! The team who reported in last night at -88.752500° have only 130km left before reaching the South Pole! Bryony speaks of what … Continue reading

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The last 2 degrees

Hi everyone! Some good progress from the team these past few days, racking up a distance just short of 50km in the past 2 days! They have however, faced the worst condition on the expedition to date. Borrowing a quote … Continue reading

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The terrific trio! (All the best Dennis and good luck Oskar)

Hi Everyone! Firstly, apologies for the delay in this update; I’ve had radio silence for a few days, but all will become clear! The team reached the resupply on the 7th, when it became clear that something was wrong. Dennis, … Continue reading

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An achievement worth commending!

Hi Everyone! News! Some of you may have heard the news that Bryony and the team will not make it to the Pole by the 17th. I would like to fill everyone in on the position of the expedition and then … Continue reading

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A third to go!

Hi Everyone! Firstly, a picture of the team celebrating the New Year! (From the Polar Explorers Blog). Apparently there wasn’t a large amount of vodka left, though Bryony had managed to save some Baileys for the festivities! With two weeks … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from BB!

Hi everyone! Coming up on the start of 2012, Bryony and the team are well on the way to the pole, passing 86° South this morning! Every time the team pass a whole degree, it is a milestone. The expedition … Continue reading

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