12: SOUTHERN DRIFT STILL EATING UP THE MILES...
Thu, 2 Feb 2006 // 16:22
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Quote of the Day:
'We wish and need this
southern drift to stop and become just like normal,
which is actually drifting north...'
MIKE DATA LOG
Latest position 31.01.06: N81°50'6.3' E103°53'6.2' (No
position received for two days)
DAY 12 UPDATE
Although ice conditions are improving, Mike and Borge
are still working hard against the northwest winds and
southern drift, waiting patiently for the icecap to
change direction and take them north...
'This is Borge and Mike from
the Arctic Ocean - still pushing hard towards the North
Pole. Today has been not too bad, we actually had quite
good ice conditions, the ice is getting older and
smoother and better to ski on - also tika ice which
means safe ice for us to camp on. Temperature is not too
bad, it's warm -15°C and the glide is good on the sleds
so everything is fine, and everything works perfect when
it comes to the equipment. The only big, big problem is
we have the wind constantly from the west/northwest
which push us to the east, and south. Half the distance
we do during the day is actually eaten up by the drift
during the night, but it has to change someday, spirits
are of course good, but we wish and need this southern
drift to stop and become just like normal, which is
actually drifting north. So crossed fingers, and be with
us, follow our trip, it's a great adventure, and it's
great to be out here! All the best, from Mike and Borge.'
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Mike and Borge.
15 : NOT YOUR ORDINARY SUNDAY WALK...
Sun, 5 Feb 2006 // 18:32
Quote of the Day:
'I must admit this is the
toughest 'degree of latitude' that I've walked - never
struggled with conditions such as these before...'
MIKE DATA LOG
Latest position: N89°59'35' E107°03'19'
Distance to go: 894km
Mike and Borge spent all day yesterday (Saturday) in
their tent after deciding the winds were too strong and
temperatures too cold to walk. Although it was good for
them to rest, they were also moving backwards so were
hoping for conditions to improve today when they were
back out on the ice...
We've been out walking again.
It's icy cold out there, -25˚C and a constant
northeasterly breeze. Really cold and miserable! Block
ice, strewn every which way, slowed our progress
considerably. We've been drifting south again with the
wind in our faces. Now the drift is carrying us mostly
It took us 10 hours to cover 8 km. We've now camped at
N89˚59'35', E 107˚03'19' and we still have 894
km left before reaching our goal.
I must admit that this is the toughest 'degree of
latitude' that I've walked. We're now just a few hundred
metres from N82˚. Never struggled with conditions
such as these before. Well, I hope somebody up there
appreciates our toil and perseverance, and that things
will turn. That is our hope.
Mike and Borge
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MIKE HORN PERSONAL DETAILS
Nationality: South African resides Switzerland
Status: Married to Cathy, two children aged 11 and 12
MIKE HORN'S PHILOSOPHY:
'The drive to go beyond our physical, mental and
spiritual limits is an internal attitude that transcends
global borders. It tests our personal limits and opens
the way for new levels of achievement in all aspects of
life. This philosophy is the driving force behind every
Although I find myself in the most extreme
circumstances, I always use caution. My philosophical
approach is to live the endeavour as an expression of my
being. Alone, immersed in nature, with no creature
comforts, to surpass the limits imposed by man and
nature itself. With faith and determination, one can
embody the purest expression of this philosophy.'
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