NORTH POLE EXPEDITION 2006  Days 58

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FOLLOW THE EXPLOITS OF MIKE HORN AND BORGE OUSLAND AS THEY NAVIGATE THE NORTH POLE

 

 

 

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DAY 58: ROUGH DAY FOR MIKE...
Mon, 20 Mar 2006 // 23:34

Quote of the Day:
'Mike almost never gets sick and I can hardly remember the last time - be assured that we're doing everything we can...' Borge Ousland

DATA LOG
Latest position : N8921'26' E7905'25'
Distance to go: 72kms
Temperature: -26C
Days of food left: 10
Average daily distance required: 8km

Unfortunately Mike's sore stomach is a little more serious than we thought. It was a rough day for him but he struggled on, walking 10 hours and advancing 25kms in temperatures of -26C.

Mike seems to be suffering from some form of intoxication, perhaps from a possible fuel leakage inside his sledge that may have contaminated some of his food. However, neither he nor Borge really know where it came from.

He is suffering from generalised weakness, body aches and nausea and has no desire to eat or drink. Always reluctant to take medication, Mike has finally succumbed this evening and has taken some antibiotics. We hope that the double dose he took will take effect immediately and that his condition will soon start to improve.

In the meantime, Borge and his support team are doing all they can to help, as Borge explains: 'Mike almost never gets sick and I can hardly remember the last time. In addition to the antibiotics, we have contact with a physician to find out if there is anything else that should be done. Be assured that we're doing everything we can right here. I'm pulling as much weight as possible and have taken over the various and sundry tasks that need doing, in order to make it more manageable for Mike. Naturally we're evaluating the situation continually.'

With just over 70kms to go until the Pole, the walking duo are excited about arriving at the 90 latitude and Mike has no intention to stop now. This winning team have battled hard to get to the Pole and it won't be long now until their efforts will be well rewarded.

 

 

 

 

 

 




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MIKE HORN PERSONAL DETAILS


Age: 39
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 endeavour.

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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