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23-12-2000 :

Curry chicken and biscuit cake for Christmas


As most Danes are worried about the fact, that winter so far has produced no snow at all over Denmark, the Danish South Pole Expedition 2000 need not worry about whether it will be a white Christmas or not.

On Christmas Eve, 36 days after start, Kristian and Gregers will be able to pitch the tent and light the cooker, both to heat the tent to fewer degrees below zero than outside, and to prepare the Christmas dinner. Since packing the gear in Denmark in October the two South Pole travellers have known the menu, which, mind you, is not the traditional Danish meal of roast duck or pork, red cabbage and sugarfried potatoes and a rice-and-cream desert with chopped almonds and sweet cherry sauce but

Curry chicken, chips and biscuit cake!

Chicken was chosen because it is extra large. The dry meal weighs 150 gr. per head as against the normal supper of 125 gr. before adding water and heating. So as to size they are dealing with a festive meal. The dish is served with slightly crushed chips, and for desert they are to have biscuitcake.

During the last week the South Pole travellers have prepared the festive season by drawing Christmas decorations on the inner tent. Besides they have with them a couple of red and white pixies of wool from the main sponsor Cap Gemini. The pixies weigh and fill up next to nothing. So they will go with them all the way to the South Pole and back again. The Christmas music they get from the MP3 player they have brought with them.

If Kristian and Gregers have bright weather on Christmas Eve, they have no reason, however, to take a look at the starry sky to create the proper Christmas atmosphere, because it is summer in the Antarctica, and the sun is up all the time.

On Tuesday, Dec. 19, they sent the latest mail so far by satellite. They took the opportunity to send all sponsors, family, friends, and sweethearts, plus the supporters of the expedition warm greetings and wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Til forsiden

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31-12-2000

CELEBRATING NEW YEAR'S DAY BY RESTING

27-12-2000

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS ABOVE THE 86TH LATITUDE

23-12-2000

CURRY CHICKEN AND BISCUIT CAKE FOR CHRISTMAS

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