The position of the expedition has been recorded on a daily basis allowing precise mapping and statistics about the expedition!
Direct distance from the Hercules Inlet to the South Pole: 1,109km (689 miles)
Height gained from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole: 2835m (9300ft) (see graph)
Actual distance skies from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole: 1125km (705 miles)
Average Distance skied per day: 23.35km
Longest distance skied in a day: 33.81km (in 14 hours!)
Terrain: Uphill from the coast to the Antarctic Plateau with the possibility of crevasse fields and sastrugi, along with variations between wind-blasted snow, blue ice and soft snow. The reality was lots of sastrugi and white-outs (flat-light)!
Average temperature : ~ -25°C (which was warmer than expected, the warmest Christmas on Record at the Pole!)
Coldest recorded temperature at the Pole: -89.2C
Wind speed: up to 300 km/hr
Estimated length of expedition: 63 days (completed in 56/7 days, ahead of schedule!)
Estimated total cost: £48,000
Estimated pulk weight: 60-70kg
Current body weight: 68kg
Forecasted number of skiing hours a day during expedition: 8-10 (14-16 on the final two days of skiing!)
First expedition to reach the south pole: 14th December 1911 – Amundsen and a team of 4 other Norwegians took 57 days from the Bay of Whales
First British expedition to reach the south pole: 17th January 1912 – Scott and 4 companions, all die on the return journey
Antarctic area: 14 million km2 (5th largest continent)
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