After suffering with worsening abdominal pain in the last week, doctors have medevac’d Jenny from Antarctica to Chile for medical treatment. She is currently in hospital in Puntas Arenas with suspected appendicitis.

She is naturally disappointed but is in positive spirits and sends her thanks to the doctors, pilots and the entire team at ALE for their hard work in getting her back to the mainland in such a prompt and efficient manner. We’ll provide further updates in due course.

16 Comments

  • So sorry to hear that Jenny had to be flown from Antarctica to Chile. Please keep us posted on how she is doing. Hopefully she will have a speedy recovery. I have been following her and praying for daily.

  • Jenny – we are immensely,proud of you. Calls and emails have been pouring in from people who I didn’t even know we’re reading your blog. Many have been praying for you.

  • Dear Jenny ~ After decades of doing expeditions at either end of the world, I can safely say, I know the mixed feelings you might be having as you recover in Punta. I have felt the exhileration of success and the sting of defeat from elements out of our control. No doubt you have experienced these emotions before as well.
    The disappointment dims as new goals are set and serve as part of the fabric of the strength you will carry forward knowing yourself just a bit better.
    One thing I have learned from that magnificent continent, Antarctica, is that she will be there waiting for you when you are ready to return.

    Get better soon! ~ Ann

  • So sorry to hear this bud, been following your progress and been rooting for you. Awful timing for you but no doubt you will bounce back and be breaking records before long. Anna x

  • Jenny,
    I am very happy you are safe. Make a speedy recover and hope to see you in 2019.
    All the Best,
    Chris Walls

  • Dear Jenny –
    So sorry to hear that you are in hospital and not skiing..
    When you have expectations as extreme as your expedition, you are setting yourself up for disappointments. I have been there myself. If your love for Antarctica and the white open plains are still there,- you’ll be back.
    Wish you a quick recovery!
    Liv

  • Your second cousin, another JD here. I’ve been following you, so impressed! Get well soon, I’ve no doubt you’ll do more great things as soon as you are better. Respect!

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