Bluebird Skies – 28th December 2018

Bluebird Skies – 28th December 2018

December 28, 2018Antarctica

Day Fourteen: 154 miles travelled, 545 miles remaining Knowing Antarctica, the conditions won’t be this kind for long, but it was beautiful today. With Bluebird skies above me it was time to make hay while the sun shines and, in another added bonus, it also feels like the deep snow is lessening slightly. Hopefully, this means I’m … Read More

That’s a Lot of Slushies – 27th December 2018

That’s a Lot of Slushies – 27th December 2018

December 27, 2018Antarctica

Day Thirteen: 144 miles travelled, 571 miles remaining The days aren’t getting any easier. But rather than focus on the daily struggle, I thought I’d share some facts about Antarctica more generally. Antarctica is the highest, driest, coldest, windiest and iciest continent in the world. It was the last continent to be discovered although the ancient Greeks … Read More

Boxing Day / Skiing Day – 26th December 2018

Boxing Day / Skiing Day – 26th December 2018

December 26, 2018Antarctica

Day Twelve: 130 miles travelled, 585 miles remaining A Christmas miracle – for the first time on the expedition, I had sunshine all day long – not a cloud in the sky. So far on the journey, I’ve spent so long looking down at my compass and at the deep snow that I wonder how often … Read More

A White Christmas – 25th December 2018

A White Christmas – 25th December 2018

December 25, 2018Antarctica

Day Eleven: 118 miles travelled, 597 miles remaining It was glorious sunshine for most of today, so I was actually quite happy when a little bit of snow was thrown on top. It turned out I did want a White Christmas after all! Today, I was treated to my first sun dog or parhelion (an atmospheric optical … Read More

Christmas Eve – 24th December 2018

Christmas Eve – 24th December 2018

December 24, 2018Antarctica

Day Ten: 109 miles travelled, 606 miles remaining Today was difficult. Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult. I’d been skiing in a whiteout all day, no sign of the horizon, no cloud formations to look at, no sunshine. The nausea that hits whenever it’s this bad returned and it just made for a tough morning. I then hit deep snow … Read More

With a Little Help From my Friends – 23rd December 2018

With a Little Help From my Friends – 23rd December 2018

December 23, 2018Antarctica

I took off my skis when I finished for the day and am shocked when I immediately fall over. The snow is knee deep and I go flying. I know what you’re thinking, snow in the South Pole shouldn’t be a surprise – but these levels are simply unheard of during Antarctic summer and the … Read More

Guest Blog: Women in Sport – 22nd December 2018

Guest Blog: Women in Sport – 22nd December 2018

December 22, 2018Antarctica

Day Eight: 87 miles travelled, 612 miles remaining Jenny has always had a passion for sport and for challenging herself to see just how far she can go, which is why she is the perfect ambassador for Women in Sport. The money that Jenny raises from her expedition will help Women in Sport’s work to … Read More

Let Routine Take Command of Feeling – 21st December 2018

Let Routine Take Command of Feeling – 21st December 2018

December 21, 2018Antarctica

Day Seven: 100 miles travelled, 615 miles remaining I really wish I could report better conditions, but after 40cm of snow yesterday came 35-40knot winds today. It knocked me off my feet several times and the urge to stop early and put my tent up for the day was so strong. I just couldn’t bring myself … Read More

Highs and Lows – 20th December 2018

Highs and Lows – 20th December 2018

December 20, 2018Antarctica

Day Six: 67 miles travelled, 648 miles remaining There’s more and more snow on this expedition, with 40cm in last 24 hours alone. The unexpected snow makes it so hard to drag a heavy sled, never mind skiing as well. With every step I take I sink into the snow, and so does the sled. It … Read More

Me, My Sled and I – 19th December 2018

Me, My Sled and I – 19th December 2018

December 19, 2018Antarctica

Day Five: 55 miles travelled, 660 miles remaining I’ve just finished for the day, tent up, kit inside – it’s my favourite part of the day. I checked my messages and had one from my Dad to let me know that Liv Arnesen has written a guest blog. It was enough to tip me over the edge … Read More