Join Patrick at one of his public presentations to hear about his experience of Antarctica.

5th March 2015 at Canon (UK) Ltd, Reigate, 6.30pm
This event is organised by Royal Society of Arts, Surrey. Click here to register.

14th April 2015
at the Lloyd Hall, Outwood, Surrey, 7pm
Join Patrick for drinks and nibbles. For a free ticket please email or phone 07551 255544.

8 January 2015

Updates from Antarctica

Monday 5th January 

position: Union Glacier

The planned flight out of Union Glacier was cancelled last minute, but we had a really good training day. We skiied 32 km from Union Glacier out to a mountain, which went really well.

Hopefully we'll fly tomorrow - it's weather dependent. Unfortunately this is just what happens in Antarctica!

Tuesday 6th January

Position: 88° 03.056 S  080° 29.135 W (decimal)

(Satellite phone call to the UK was not received at the expected time, but two hours late)

Sorry for the late contact...we arrived at 88 degrees South, and began walking. We completed about 1.5 hours and pitched the tent late.

Everything is working out well so far...and we're finally on our way!

We averaged 2.96 km/hour, and are all very happy.

Hope all is well at home

Wednesday 7th January

Position: 88°12.399 S 079°45.323 W

(no sound through the Satellite phone, tried connecting a few times. Eventually got through, although with a bad connection!)

We completed 12.5 km today, and found it very arduous. We are hoping to do 18.5 km tomorrow.

We aim to do the whole 222 km in 12 days.

Please support Patrick's superhuman efforts in this expedition by clicking the 'donate' button to the right of this page. We have just reached over one quarter of the target amount, but we still have a long way to go!

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