Hours of journey: 9h15 - Accumulative: 134h45
Km./Day: 20 - Accumulative: 247,6Km.
Days of progress: 17 (13 Solo) - Inactive Days: 15 (0 Solo) - Total Days: 32
20 Km. in 9 hours and 15 minutes. Half an hour less than two days ago to cover the same distance. It's a very small victory, but important for me, as it indicates the trend towards a rhythm improvement.
I am happy. Even pushing it too hard (more hang 9 hours a day is just too much and a guarantee of being crushed), I see I can consolidate these 20 kilometres per day. Surely there will be lots of days where I will be below those 20 Km. again, but now I have set this "2" bar in front and I'm looking to repeat it as many times possible. In fact, my next target will be to get to 25 Km. per day. Not sure how long will it take me, but I'm positive I'll get there.
I have camped to day right at the 82º Parallel line Latitude South. It is nothing special, but there it is, just at 10 minutes from where I am and where I have taken the photo I'm sending you.
From 80º to 81º took me 11 days. And from degree 81 to the 82 It has taken me 6. Quite a positive improvement. Now I have to see if I can get to Parallel 83 in 5 journeys. That would mean set a pace of 4 or 5 days per degree.
Right in the edge of the 82 degree latitude south, is exactly where I am now and where Roald Amundsen installed his last deposit with supplies at the end of the summer just before his final attack to the South Pole. On February 1911, eight expeditionary and their sledges pulled by dogs, reached parallel 82, carrying plenty of material and food, that would be vital for Amundsen trip to the South Pole later in October that same year, and after spending the whole winter in the Antarctic coast.