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27-12-2000 :

Christmas celebrations and the conquest of the 86th latitude


On the night before Christmas Eve Kristian and Gregers reached the 86th latitude, hereby leaving less than 450 km to the South Pole. The joy of having got so far was radiant in the mail they dispatched on the night of December 23rd.

"We have had sun and a little wind, and we are in high spirits. Once again we have rearranged som luggage from Gregers' pulk to Kristian's, thus hoping to accelerate. We have now crossed the 86th latitude - juhuuu!"

Amid the enthusiasm they got a minor equipment problem to deal with: the Sole of one of Kristian's boots split. However in their luggage they have several types of contact glue, an awl, needles and several types of strong thread.

The sole was probably repaired during the evening, because on the day of Christmas Eve they were only impeded by a somewhat stronger rise of the terrain than the day before. But again they had sunshine and no wind. The day's distance was 22,5 km.

And then culinary art was created on the gear in the tent. The Christmas dinner was extended beyond the "prescribed" menu, leaving room for no less than two preliminary courses: soup and noodle soup. The main course was curry chicken with chips, and before the biscuit cake desert they just managed to prepare and eat a helping of porridge.

"Yes, we are full now", was the front report from our special correspondents in the Antarctic. When they wrote their report, they were both lying in their warm sleeping bags. The air in the tent was only a few degrees below zero after all the cooking. And with a pair of small loudspeakers connected with the MP3 player Christmas music sounded from the little tent in the Antarctic wilderness.

On Christmas day there were no invitations for Christmas lunches, but still more hard work to get up speed to reach The Geographical South Pole. If they keep up their pace they will be able to reach their goal in 16-18 days.

Til forsiden

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12-02-2001

THE DANISH SOUTH POLE EXPEDITION ON DR TV

21-01-2001

THE RETURN JOURNEY HAS STARTED

20-01-2001

THE WORLD'S LEAST HOSPITABLE PLACE?

17-01-2001

NEW PHOTOS FROM THE SOUTH POLE ON THE WEBSITE

17-01-2001

ASKING FOR FINE WEATHER IN THREE LOCATIONS

13-01-2001

DANISH SOUTH POLE EXP. HAS REACHED THEIR GOAL

12-01-2001

ANTARCTIC WEATHER CONDUCTING THE FINAL

11-01-2001

A GOOD DAY WITH 31 DEGREES CELSIUS BELOW ZERO

07-01-2001

SUPREME DANISH ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ANTARCTICA

03-01-2001

CRITICAL LOSS OF DOWN JACKET AND EQUIPMENT

31-12-2000

FORCED TO A DETOUR ROUND AREA WITH DEEP CREVASSES

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

20-12-2000

A LITTLE DEJECTION, MINOR INJURIES AND SOUR SOCKS

18-12-2000

NO MAIL FOR EIGHT DAYS

14-12-2000

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