Day 36 Challenge Antarctica An amazing milestone passed today reaching 89 degrees South, the last degree before the South Pole. Location co-ordinates S 89.00.029 W 081.50.803. Conditions haven’t been great today with poor visibility. Despite not being able to see a thing Baz has clocked up 21 nautical miles and is still on target to complete the challenge in the next three days. 60 nautical miles left to reach the South Pole and Baz is feeling good knowing he is close to reaching his goal.
Baz is using all his experience gained in the Royal Marines Commandos to push on and keep strong in this inhospitable environment and cope with the intense solitude and tranquillity. For 25 years Baz has been living, learning, teaching, and surviving in some of the most remote places on the planet as part of his service. While in the Royal Marines Commandos Baz spent a year in Antarctica as the cold weather expert to the Royal Navy’s HMS Endurance. Responsible for training and equipping the 120-strong crew. He was also a pivotal member of the 2013 Shackleton Epic expedition, re-creating authentically the 800 mile ocean crossing of Ernest Shackleton from Elephant Island to South Georgia and scaling the mountains to reach the safety of Stromness Harbour. This is a region he knows and loves and his resilience is shining through during this challenge having encountered some terrible weather conditions.
Track Baz’s progress at www.satcase.com/challenge-antarctica @satcase
Challenge Antarctica and the SATcase R3 Challenge are raising money for The Royal Marines Charity. To donate please go to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/SATcaseR3Challenge
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