Hi everyone. Today was a good day, the ground was a bit firmer so my pulk actually felt lighter than it did at the start which as amazing. There was Sastrugi but there wasn’t soft snow so thats good.
I was asked a few times if I had made money from the last expedition that I completed in Antarctica, which was phase one. I did not. I used my life savings on training to get there and as I mentioned previously, was in debt until May this year. This year, I used any spare time and all my leave to train for phase two and I am currently on unpaid leave from the Army.
I’m not sure anybody makes money from these expeditions or that is ever a reason to want to do it in the first place. Personally the reason for me was wanting to not only push my boundaries but also inspire others to push theirs too, and I think the why is important. It’s the thing that helps me get out of the tent every day. If I can do this, hopefully I can show others they can achieve anything.
That’s all for tonight.