Now you have all probably heard the story of The Tortoise and the Hare — how the hare races ahead but the tortoise always steady and controlled wins the race. Well that pretty much sums up how Davis approached the walk (that somehow turned into a race) to the South Pole.
We let Mawson flog themselves doing over the daily limit that we were led to believe was set at 80 kms per team, per week. We curiously watched as all the other teams, Macca’s The Gumboot Ramblers, Kingston’s Team Remediation Rampage and Team Casey chased as we just plodded along in our own time. Although most of us did well over the daily limit we only recorded a weekly max of 80 kms, hence why we were last to cross the line.
However taking that all in our stride, we believe Davis are the real winners with the unmistakable proof we made it to the Pole thanks to our friend there — Robert Shwarz as shown in the following pics (and no they aren’t photo-shopped). Robert was a real trooper braving their much cooler winter temperatures to welcome our valiant team of 10 to the geographic southern end of the earth.
So the proof is in the pics. We look forward to participating in any further challenges and a big thanks to Jen W at Mawson for starting the ball rolling and also a special thanks to Jen P at Davis for keeping us on track.