The day before departure
Henry arrives in ChileExploring Punta ArenasHenry meets Papa NoelMagellan penguins and Scott journalThe day before tommy hilfiger uk departureCurrently selectedArrival at base campTaking stock of the rationsPractice tommy hilfiger uk makes perfectGrounded by the weatherThe wait continuesSummer Solstice at the South PoleThe trek beginsDay 2Day 3 Christmas DayDay 4 Boxing DayDay 5Day 6Day 7 tough goingDay 8 half way thereDay 9 seeing mice and London busesDay 10Day 11 pushing through the pain barrierDay 12 dreaming of Take ThatDay 13 nearing the goalDay 14 reaching the South PoleHanging out at the Amundsen Scott tommy hilfiger uk baseBack at Union Glacier campPlaying sport and speaking to the mediaThe final day in AntarcticaPlaying golfHeading home at the end of the adventureOur bags have been weighed and transported to the plane to be packed for the flight. No turn tommy hilfiger uk ing back now and, weather dependent, from tomorrow the real adventure begins.
This morning I went for a wander around Punta Arenas and somehow ended up in a church service singing “O Come All Ye Faithful” in Spanish. I began by attempting to lip read, but by the end I had become so absorbed in the Christmas spirit that I heartily sang it out in English. The locals seemed to find this rather amusing.
A local belief is that if you kiss the toe of a certain statue in town you will return to Punta Arenas in the future. I gave this a go and so if all goes to plan I will be back here infour weeks!