Current Temperature: -25°
Current Windspeed: 10 mph.
Distance covered: 612 nautical miles.
Expedition Update – The Geographic South Pole!
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Current Temperature: -25°
Current Windspeed: 10 mph.
Distance covered: 612 nautical miles.
Well done what an achievement Mark. We look forward to tracking your next Expedition at the other end of the world. Good on you mate!!
What a fantastic amazing achievement. Congratulations.. so thrilled for you. God bless for next epic voyage. Lilian X
Very impressive feat Mark, I’m very pleased that you accomplished what you set out to do. Have a good break before you heat to Resolute and the north.
Well done indeed Mark … We are proud and privileged to know you! Let’s go North!
Congratulations! Don’t underestimate what you’ve achieved, it may be half way in expedition distance but in terms of mental readiness you’ve already made it. Have a good rest, buy an iPod and keep putting one foot in front of the other.
Well done, Woody! So pleased to hear you’ve made it to the South Pole. It’s been fantastic to listen to your blog updates each day, and can’t wait to follow your progress in the Arctic. Hope you have a good earned rest before the next stage – congratulations!!
Totally amazing well done Mark, you’ve made me quite emotional! Simply fantastic xx
Amazing achievement Mark. I’m so delighted to hear you made it in great time and in one piece. What a last day you had – that’s a LONG way to travel towing a pulk! Fantastic expedition. I know you’re only half way through, but I hope you get a well-earned rest. Pop in to Vancouver on the way up north!
Congrats Mark!! Excited when I read you had made it!
Brilliant Mark, well done!
Congrats Mark!! Excited when I read that you had made it!
Congratulations Mark, that’s absolutely brilliant!! Get yourself rested, and build up your strength now before you set off on the other half of your expedition.
Congratulations Mark, brilliant effort on getting to the south pole.
Magnificent! Now head North (as if you had a choice!).
Holly and family
Fantastic news Mark, Congratulations, what a legend, that quiet determination comes through in the end. Good luck with the Arctic and smashing the North Pole next. Enjoy feeding yourself back up over the next few days.
Cara, Jo and Layla.
Woody, Sharing your emotion old friend,get some rest, coz your on stag in 2 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously, what a fantastic achievement, I have been with you every step of the way and even stayed up last night to here the news. So proud to have you as my freind.
Well done on such an amazing achievement, we’re all very proud of you here at CCS and we cannot wait to hear from your next call on the further progress of the expedition.
You’re demonstrated the outstanding leadership that should be emulated by our global “leaders” on climate change. This will stimulate a new imputes to build up support for the North and Svalbard.
Congratulations Mark, now go rest and eat up! we’re counting on you!
love CCS xxxx
Well done Mark what an achievement on its own merit in the first place.Congratulations. We are so proud to know you and your Incredible determination on your own . Enjoy the moment . Great to be able to hear your news with the technology to hear your daily blogs. Here,s to enjoying other food gaining weight and going North. Everyone should support your trip to help climate awareness. Cheers from us all.
Fantastic! Hearing that has made my day! Lovely to hear you sound so happily emotional about it. Time noe for some rest and to eat food that isn’t sphag bol! So proud to know you x
Congratulations Mark! What an amazing achievment. Time for rest now.
So pleased to have met you. All the best Maureen x
Awesome Mark, we are so very proud to know you and call you friend. Take a well deserved rest and I am sure we are all longing to hear more from you tomorrow. Trevor and Elaine.
Congratulations you have done so well. We felt very emotional listening to your blog really glad your safe, now get some good food into you and a hot bath xx
Brilliant! Well done!! Soooo glad and happy for you. Incredible yes after 612 miles and 50 days. Wow – what an achievement. Just absolutely fantastic. You are still in one piece and have that wonderful experience to ponder and contemplate on for the rest of your life!
“People of accomplishment rarely sit back and let things happen to them. They go out and happen to things.” You certainly did this to the South Pole Mark and you deserve your reward and rest.
Chill out in a hot bath, relax and replay.
enjoyed following you everyday…Very well done. OAFAAF. Mac ex 1 RRF.
Congratulations! such an awesome achievement. Hopefully now you can get that pizza/ steak or late xmas turkey dinner (anything but spag bol!), put on some weight again and get back on top form for the next stage! Well done
ps. gonna miss listening to the daily updates with my morning coffee!
Well done Mark as always your a ledge and an inspiration to others.
Keep on wombling
Good luck for the next leg I shall be following!
Well done Woody, what a gladiator! Congratulations mate and good luck with the trip up North, stay safe and hopefully we will RV later in the year.
Well done Mark – brillant effort – enjoy the experinece before you head North for the next leg of your epic journey.
I have been following your trip from day one – I never had any doubts that you had the determination, strength or desire to pull off the first part of the trip!!
Mark, A magnificient achievement….what else can I say…you called on your last physical and mental reserves to reach your goal on the 50th day. THAT’S GUTS. Hal.
Congratulations Mark on your amazing achievement. What the heck! I just heard you call Jon G from the South Pole and he had a big smile across his face after the call. Amazing. Well done. Next…
Well done done Mark. hope u can enjoy something of a rest, some good food, good company & some warmth. Proud of ya m8
Congratulations Mark, proud of you.
Barry and Bev and famly XX.
Congratulations, stupendous! Half way is such a significant milestone so enjoy the celebrations and keep the memory of the feeling to support and encourage yourself through the most difficult bit of the next stage. I’m sure it will get really tough at times but equally sure you can achieve your ultimate goal. God bless.
Mark, well done, you must feel elated and exausted, really proud of you, get fatter for the North, Rob, Gris Emily and Sam x
A massive congratulations Mark from everyone – students and staff – at Corley. What an inspiration for us all!
Great to see you are thinking about me and my family in your travels. Hope to see you at the next convention in Wimbledon and we can all sing together. We’ve made you an honourable Womble forever. Remember to pick up any litter at the North Pole!
Truly, truly amazing and inspiring!! Thank you for sharing your dream which is now reality and big big congrats. Your journey is changing the world for the better, thank you. Rest & eat, rest & eat and more resting & eating, prep yourself well for the second half, enjoy this moment, you deserve it!
Very best wishes Jon – Believe2Achieve
Hi mate, Congratulations mate really well done, get some rest ready for the next phase. Have been with you all the way and will continue with you on the next part.
From us all, take care.
Congratulations Mark, halfway to your goal. Rest up and feed up for the other half of your trek. Hope to catch up with you in person and hearing about your experience when you do any talks on it (like the one in Corley).
Mark, Some people may talk about it, some may plan it, some may start it, but you do it. Congratulations. An inspiration in commitment and passion.
All the best for part 2.
Congratulations Mark!!! Knew you could do it!
Incredible is the word Mark.
You deserve to feel great!
Congratulations Mark on your wonderful achievement. You are an inspiration to all of us!
From the students and staff at President Kennedy School.
Congrats!! Good luck with part two!:)
well done mark you have come a longway since 2003.
Brilliant Mark, well done, enjoy the rest and the calorific food (I’m on a diet) are there any penguins there?
Fantastic news. Well done from all the staff and students at Wood Green Academy and from the students of Year 8 who have been following your progress. Your blogs and the Google earth map have brought you journey alive to all of the students.
Again what a wonderful achievment. Have a well deserved rest.
All the best from Wood Green Academy.
Well done Mark!
Congratulations from EVERYONE at Skype! Really fantastic effort. Looking forward to speaking to you in a few days once you’ve recovered.
Hi Mark, Congratulations. Well done for achieving your first goal. We are really proud of all you have done. Get some rest and recharge your batteries ready for part two.
Best wishes from Mrs Brake and the Geography IB group at Finham Park School.
Bravo!!! Fantastic example of sheer will and stamina.
Just shows what you can do on a stomach of spaggy bol!
Hoping to film you again when you skype with Liz’s kids in the next week or two.
Well done again. Get some rest.
Sarah and everyone at Midlands Today
Well done!! What a fantastic achievement. True ‘true grit’.
Peter at Sporting Equals
Congratulations to you, have read your blog as you went along. V impressive. Amassing that in the middle of antartica you came across another group on xams day!
All our thoughts for the second part.
We will keep on our efforts to address climate change on day to day activities..
Great news – well done from all at Keresley Grange Primary School. And Coventry won at the weekend too, scoring 3 goals! Just as amazing!
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