Teams Due South and South Pole Flag are one day from the Pole! Due South are currently planning to stop for some dinner then ski on through the night, if they do this they predict to arrive 4-5 hours earlier than South Pole Flag, however they may stop and sleep – if they do South Pole Flag, who intend to ski till they reach the Pole, may catch them and overtake at the last moment to make 4th place in the race!

Weather conditions continue to deteriorate – poor visibility, contrast, winds, spindrift and cold. Yesterday the temperature dropped to -46C with windchill: our coldest temperature yet.

Race Positions

1st South Pole: Team Missing Link
2nd South Pole: Team Qinetiq
3rd South Pole: Team Danske Bank
4th 40km to go – Team Due South (they have not travelled as far as south pole flag but they are closer to the pole than south pole flag)
5th 47km to go – Team South Pole Flag
6th South Pole Team Southern Lights