Monday, January 14, 2008

January 14

I am at Patriot Hills now after waiting and waiting for a plane to pick us up from the station at the South Pole. We sat and waited then went to bed in our tents and waited. We are unable to receive any support from the station other than coffee and cookies. Our plane got rerouted on its way to a medical emergency. So we ended up leaving the station later today and are now at Patriot Hills awaiting a plane to take us to Chile later tonight. The weather has been rough but the waiting rougher. But as it turns out we will be leaving this Continent late tonight. That is a bit to get used to. I've had a look in the mirror and oh what a sight, salt and pepper beard and weather beaten face. Also had a chance to weigh myself and went down considerably. I feel good and strong, stronger than I thought that I would be, especially at the end, really strong.

I and the team thank all of you for all your support and look forward to seeing you soon.
George from Patriot Hills Antarctica.


Basil said...

Congratulations George!
A truly amazing accomplishment – can’t wait to hear the stories again in person.
Hurry back we’ve got two games Friday and another on Saturday foe the Pac Cup!
Strength and honour.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on a truly outstanding acheivement. Wonderful news that you are all safe and healthy. We'll have to go out for dinner to celebrate your return and help you gain back your losses!