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Arrival at the Pole!

They made it! I am so happy and so relieved and so proud of them all! The team arrived at the South Pole at about 7pm on Saturday. I found out this morning. They are currently camping outside the research station and expect to be there for a couple of days before the plane can come in to collect them.

Arriving at the base was rather surreal for them. Adjusting to artificial light took a while and the flat surface they were standing on felt unstable. They were taken into the base for a chat with the doctor, a tour around, and coffee and pastry! First time sitting on a chair or at a table for two months.

Daragh has written something for the blog, which I will post onto the site shortly. I actually don’t think they’ve seen a single penguin (yet!).

- AH