Listen to the voice diary by Conrad Dickinson, Team Glenfiddich, talking about the weather and the terrain the teams are facing. Everyone seems to be in high spirits and getting to grips with the little techniques that will put them in good stead for the expedition. They need to be careful not to get frost bite as the temperatures have hit a low of -27 degrees.“We’ve had another successful day today, it’s been quite nippy though, and the temperatures has been about -27 °C, people have got to be very careful not to get frostbite and we’re walking with the British Team and the Commonwealth and the American team and there’s all a bit of frost nip on peoples noses so they’ve got to be very very careful, but fantastic procedure and each team are getting into their stride. It’s interesting when temperatures are this low, when people stop at lunch breaks, we stop every 2 hours for a little break. So obviously the blood…when most the stomach tries to digest the food, consequently when we start skiing again, the extremities, particularly with the fingers are really really cold so people are rotating their arms like windmills, just to force to try and get the blood back to the finger tips to avoid getting frost bitten, to get the sensation back to the fingers. It’s interesting to see how people are getting into their stride and learning the little techniques to combat this really harsh environment. The British Team have a good team spirit now, pulling it together and potting along in a tight formation, and they are making good progress towards the South Pole, which hopefully will arrive on Friday, all being well. We did 16.7 kilometres today and the target for tomorrow is 17 kilometres. So […] there are actually surprisingly some hills today and difficult snow surface, wave like formations, which are called “sastrugi” that we have to get across, but we’re facing these challenges with determination. What is particularly nice to see, from the British Team, is letting soldiers have their heads, in terms of leading, because it is after all their expedition, and today we have Guy Disney to take the lead, we had Ibi take a lead, and it is fantastic to see these guys navigating in this difficult environment and taking ownership of their epedition so I’m grateful, that’s all from me, cheerio”
“Another day of 16 km today. A very, very beautiful clear day, with a gentle breeze, about -25°C. The gentle breeze is a little misleading, because it does cut in to the side of your face. […] Everyone is in very good form. All three teams are camping together tonight and the support team is also with us. […] We are just 80 km from the South Pole and on the schedule we had in place, we’re hoping to be there by about lunch time on Friday. Our days at the moment: we get up at 8 am, we start skiing at around about 10 am. We ski for six and a half hours. We setup camp and settle down […] We are living a fairly simple life but we are getting towards our goal and everyone is fit and well. Thanks for following us.”
Anonymous asked: I seriously think that Kate got lucky at her last visit at the children's hospice. Everyone seems to think they seen a change but i didn't. She was just lucky enough to end up with a group of children that had wonderful personalities. if that funny little girl wasnt hugging kate or all over her, kate would have never went out of her way to play with her. If it were a group of sad quiet kids, she would have once again failed to cheer them up or make them excited as Harry would. She got lucky
I agree, but she made some efforts, the same efforts that she does every times, so, no changes, just fans getting desperate of her and starting to imagine things
She should feel grateful to be in a position that gives her the opportunity, influence and maybe power to affect people’s lives .Not in her dreams! I see her royal ”job” as a blessing and a gift handed over to her that she should do the best she can with it.