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TWO MEN, ONE GOAL
10 December 2011
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DAY 41: A DAY TO FORGET

Hours of journey: 9h30' Accumulative: 220h15
Km./Day: 22 - Accumulative: 455,7 Km. Remaining to the South Pole: 689,5 Km.
Days of progress: 26 (22 Solo) - Inactive Days: 15 (0 Solo) - Total Days: 41

What a bad day... cold, windy, and once again a deadly surface... It might have been the worst day so far. I felt I could not get forward, it was impossible to go straight, and I even got into a giant sastruguis area (the biggest I've seen so far) from which I really thought I couldn't get out. I took 1h45 to do 2 Km. in this place. I even had to take out the skis and sticks to push & pull the sledge away from holes it could pass through!...and then, get back to the skis and start over again. With all that, I was able to do 22 Km., which is not that bad considering how challenging the day was.

I think that now I am at a key part of the adventure that is very mentally demanding. I haven't reached half of the whole mission, and I've been going and going with no rest for the last days, and the ground is complicated, very complicated at some moments. I need, however, to get to Parallel 85, to the Thiel Mountains, and look at it with a different perspective because this is tiring my mind.

The only positive thing of today is that the wound I had in my feet, which yesterday looked badly, didn't get any worse, and with the wrapping I did this morning, it has allowed me to walk with a much bearable pain. At the moment I took my socks out, I haven't even touched it, because tomorrow I will attack the journey with the same "reparation" I did today, and I will do it this way until it falls or it starts crying out loud for another reason.

Tomorrow will be an important day because if it is a good day I should be able to cross Latitude 84, and start heading to 85. I hope it will be more interesting and happier...

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Yesterday I said I would make some other comments with subjects such orientation and other stuff I've done, but I'm half frozen and very tired so I will leave it for tomorrow... Good night everyone.

 

Comments
Tico i nens
12 December 2011
19:00 H
Hola pare!!!!!!!!
Veig que cada dia la cosa va millorant!!!
Una pregunta, COM ET GUIES?????????????' PEL GPS????????
M'HO HAN DEMANAT UNES AMIGUES I NO ELS HE SEBUT RESPONDRE.
ÉS QUE PER UN LLOC TANT GRAN I TANT BLANC.....
AVUI M'HAN POSAT BRÀQUETS I FAN UN MAL INSUPORTABLE!!! PERÒ QUE HI FAREM... PER PRESUMIR S'HA DE PATIR, NO?????

ELS NENS DIUEN QUE T'ENYOREN MOLT COM JO I QUE SEMPRE VOLEN QUE PENSIS SEMPRE EN NOSALTRES!!!!!

MOLTS ÀNIMS, UN PATONARRO I UNA ABRAÇADA COM LA CASA NOVA!!!!!!!!!!!!
john diplock
12 December 2011
17:05 H
Albert - Your doing fantastic, you are one fit man and i admire you. Keep those positive thoughts and we are all sending good thoughts from the uk for your journey. john
jordi
11 December 2011
12:15 H
Aguanta!!!
?Los hombres ordinarios tienen sueños comunes, aspiraciones vagas, deseos sin precisión. Fracasan porque no saben qué quieren. No conocen el poder del deseo ardiente. Los hombres extraordinarios saben bien lo que quieren. Por eso triunfan y mantienen encendido el fuego de su sueño dorado.?
Salutacions desde Barcelona Campió!
teresa benet
11 December 2011
10:44 H
Vinga Albert, molta força!!!!
Recorda que "el dolor és passatger, la glòria és per sempre".
Cuida't molt.
J SALVADOR
11 December 2011
10:40 H
Albert !!!

Si el dia mes xungo ets capaç de fer 22 kms es que vas molt be !!!

No afluixis !!!

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