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BASE CAMP HOME

"The longest journey is the journey inwards."
-Dag Hammarskjold



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