Current position is 90° North!!! The team had a long, hard day but achieved their goal. They awoke at 7 AM and reached the North Pole at 7 PM. They covered 10 nautical miles in 9 hours of travel. The ice conditions were quite solid. They ran into a few cracks but again, nothing compared with the conditions they had previously encountered. All were quite excited to reach the Pole and had a well deserved celebration with champagne, photos, and satellite phone calls back to family and friends. They are now comfortably settled into their tents enjoying the fruits of their labors. Major congratulations to all on a hard fought victory! Spending days making no progress and eventually moving backwards is quite discouraging to say the least. But they kept up their spirits, kept plugging away and deserve to feel very proud of themselves!
Archive for April 25th, 2008