Following further tests at Clinica Magallanes hospital in Puntas Arenas, Jenny has been diagnosed with a bowel infection and peritonism, an inflammation of the inner lining of the abdomen.
Doctors in Chile commend the actions of the ALE Doctors in Antarctica whose treatment of Jenny in the field before she was airlifted was crucial in helping improve her condition by the time she arrived in Punta Arenas.
ALE confirmed that this year saw the worst weather conditions in Antarctica since they started operations on the continent in 1997. With the elements against her, the expedition was always going to be an uphill battle even without a bout of illness.
The disappointment that she wasn’t able to make it to the South Pole may continue to grow with time, but the ultimate goal of any expedition is to come home safely.
Jenny is already plotting a return to Antarctica and more determined than ever to reach the South Pole.
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