Ed Parker: Cyclone Chases Team Out Of Antarctica
WWTW | December 18, 2013
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“We all arrived safely back in Novo yesterday, having the second half of the expedition team being picked up from the South Pole […] – it is about an 8-hour flight back to here in Novo.
Now on a very blustery, very snowy day, with a blizzard coming – well a cyclone actually – we are about to fly out to, well we are about to be dragged out on the back of a skidoo to our Aleutian aircraft. That Aleutian aircraft will be flying us back to Cape Town, where we have a few days of decompression before returning home to our loves ones.
The extraordinary thing is here in Novo, surrounded by snow, it is around 20ºC warmer than where we have been. We are all just wearing jeans and no gloves, we are so acclimatised now to the cold but it is time to go get a little warmer.
Thank you so much to everyone who has been following us, who has been giving us an enormous amount of support. We understand that the charity has been raising lots of money from our efforts, which it is ultimately all about, that and making people aware of how extraordinary our wounded men and women are and how they are able to challenge themselves in the future.
So thank you all so, so much for all your support and please watch this space. “
-Ed Parker, Expedition Director and Team Noom Coach mentor