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Old 31 January 2010, 10:34   #31
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(south geographic pole).
Fantastic - well done Ian - so glad the trip went well and very much looking forward to hearing about it - can you bring some pictures to the Christmas dinner (I 'm sure I saw you on the list).

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Old 02 February 2010, 04:36   #32
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(south geographic pole).
Very cool!

Thanks for posting the picture. Did you get a photo of the RIBnet burgee at the North Pole too? If not, could you quickly nip back and sort one out?
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Thanks very much all

Won't hijack the thread too much but;

Jean, I've raised ~32,500 this time - am incredibly touched by people's generosity, especially in these times. And yes will bring some piccies to the dinner, looking forward to seeing you again.

John, unfortunately I wasn't switched on enough to take a RIB.net burgee to the north, as I'd only just started looking around for a rib then. But would definitely be willing to pop back and get that photo - just for you

Stoo, that definitely would have been a 'first'!!! Funnily enough, we did take a little 5' inflatable to the north, which we used to cross the larger open leads - with one person and a pulk perched on the top, it was quite entertaining

Nasher, thanks very much - I do feel very privileged to have had the chance of this adventure. And the burgee was sooo heavy - I have some design modifications to put to John involving match sticks and tissue paper.

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Some stunning pics and locations everyone - glad the boats are all okay.

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Nice one Ian - I should have given you a Sharky thing to take as well!
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Its a bit chilly here

Here I am in Paldiski.
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Jeez that looks very cold
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Very very cold

Hi J, yes when I took that photo it was -18C.
Here is one of today in Wilhelmshaven at -6C.
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Phenominal - have never experienced that degree of cold - must be something to see but perhaps not for too long
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