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|"The longest journey is the journey inwards."|
Goal: To become the first women to cross Antarctica, record the longest ski trip ever by women and to educate and inspire thousands of schoolchildren.
Who: Two former schoolteachers, Liv Arnesen (46, Oslo, Norway) and Ann Bancroft (44, Minneapolis, Minn.)
How: Skiing and windsailing while each hauls a 250-pound sled.
Where: Antarctica, sea level to 11,000 feet.
Elements: Average temperature -30 degrees, winds gusting up to 90 mph.
Distance and Time: 2,400 miles (3850 kilometers), 100 days.
When: November 2000 - February, 2001
November 1 - Depart Cape Town, South Africa; arrive Queen Maud Land, Antarctica.
February 2001 - Depart McMurdo; arrive Christchurch, New Zealand.
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|Days on the ice: 91|
|Position: 84.23S, 177.16W|
|Altitude: 184.0 ft|
|Temp: 14.0°F | -10.0°C|
|Distance: 1708.95 miles|