Dispatches From the South Pole, Entry 5: Food Resupply

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on December 12, 2011

The Polar Vision team has been moving towards the the South Pole for two weeks now. Here’s the latest update, this time from Alan Lock.

We commenced skiing again after a pleasant day resting up at our first resupply. We came across the pre-positioned food cache late on the seventh of December.

While a little mentally frustrating being stuck in the tent, the rest was great for our weary bodies. We hope all goes well, and we should reach the pole just after the new year.

I guess the four of us are in the long stall stage of the expedition, just riding out the days. Although, it is crucial we stay frosty (excuse the pun) and don’t let any complacency to set in. We are fortunate that Hannah, our guide, has a wealth of polar experience to draw on. While Richard, Andrew, and I have our military training to fall back on.

We are ensuring that we keep our feet in good working order and maintain our equipment to stay on the ball. Anyway, time for the nightly cup of hot muscle milk, so bye for now - and thanks for the continued support!

In late September we introduced you to team Polar Vision, Alan Lock, Richard Smith, and Andrew Jensen, three recent MBA grads who are trekking to the South Pole to raise awareness for visual impairment. While on their journey, the team will be filing periodic blog posts. This is their fifth post.

Reader Comments

steve weinstein

December 12, 2011 2:13 PM

Hi Alan, Richard, Andrew and Hannah,

I am curious to know what materials you are all using to "keep our feet in good working order"?

It's obviously very cold and it would be interesting to know what types of shoes and socks are all wearing. Please advise.

Best of Luck in your trek to the South Pole.

Polar Vision support

December 17, 2011 7:56 AM

Hi Steve, apologies for the delay, I did not notice the comment - please visit the Polar vision website and check the 'Ask the boys' blog post to see the answer to your question tomorrow. Many thanks

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