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Archive image: 2006-07 ANI Hercules Inlet women's team taking a moment to have fun in an 87 degree sastrugi field. Denise Martin in the image, skiing down the huge sastrugi.
Image by Correne Coetzer (c) courtesy Correne Coetzer (c), SOURCE

Antarctic ski wrap: "I thought I was ready for this"

Posted: Jan 16, 2013 07:35 pm EST

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(Newsdesk) The three full distance skiers still on the ice are slowing down. Vilborg Arna Gissurardottir and Aaron Linsdau in the last degree of latitude are doing approximately 18.5 and 15 km per day, while Richard has hit the sastrugi in 87 degrees and are down from just over 30km per day to 20km. Two days ago German solo skier, Roland Krueger told ExWeb how the mix of monster sastrugi and whiteout were very difficult and he even had to crawl at times. Aaron says in a voice report he remembers somebody telling him...

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