I am happy to let you know that at around 5pm today their time the team arrived at the South Pole. It was a very exhausting day as the snow again was very sticky. Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions (ALE) the company that runs all expeditions on Antarctica has a small base set up at the South Pole. Scott said they had a nice dinner in a warm dining tent with the 2 ALE staff. They also will have their own personal sleeping tents tonight. Scott just texted and said. ” It is good to be here and already it does not seem so bad. We forget the suffering quickly once we are comfortable again.” They will stay at the Pole until January 1st when they are picked up and flown back to the main ALE base at Union Glacier. Then on January 3rd they fly from Union Glacier to Punta Arenas Chile where they have another couple of days before flying home.
Pretty cool to ring in 2017 at the South Pole!