December 13, 2012
Mike just called in from about 16 miles short of the South Pole. Weather continues to be good and winds continue to be low. The view hasn’t changed – lots of white. With any luck, they hit the South Pole on Saturday. If weather permits, they could possibly get flown back to the Union Glacier that same day. Then it’s a matter of waiting at Union Glacier until the IL 76 is coming in so they can return to Punta Arenas, in Chile. Should be home easily for Christmas.