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  • Day 3 - Danku Island

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 7, 2014 at 11:30

    6 th November 2014

    Another stunning day in paradise, but also another tough stage.

    Stage 3 was held on Danku Island - a 4km switchback course set against a hill which we had to run for 6 hours. I completed 7 laps and maintained my 17th position over... Read more >

  • Day 2 - Esperanza Videla

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 7, 2014 at 11:19
    05-Nov-2014 03:06:29 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

    Greetings from the Plancius

    The second stage is over and it was a beast.

    We had a to run 2.2km course – deep soft snow throughout – for just over 4h30. I completed 8 laps –... Read more >

  • Greetings from the Plancius

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 5, 2014 at 14:39

    Day 1 is done and dusted. Today’s stage was held on Deception Island – we were given just over 7 hours to run a 4.5km course.

    The terrain was tough – half of the course was covered in a layer of ice, and with each step you went through the surface,... Read more >

  • Plancius Update 3 November 2014

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 5, 2014 at 14:30

    Hallo everyone

    It’s day 2 on the Plancius and the sea sickness is bad. Really struggling.

    The sun is out, but the wind very strong and swells very big.

    We are supposed to reach the first islands by midnight and thereafter things are supposed to b... Read more >

  • Greetings from Plancius

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 4, 2014 at 11:15

    Hallo everyone

    We are in the middle of the Drake Passage, almost a third of the way to Antarctica. The sea is rough with huge swells. Walking, eating, sleeping, etc. are a challenge. Fortunately, my sea sickness pills are working and so far I’m ok.... Read more >

  • A Solar Energy Future for South Africa – My Appeal to You

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 4, 2014 at 10:27

    Saturday, 1 November 2014

    Greetings from Ushuaia

    The big day has finally arrived. The countdown to Antarctica is over.

    In a few hours our ship departs for Antarctica and on Tuesday, 4 November 2014, I will start running the Last Desert Race, a grue... Read more >

  • Counting Down – 1 Day to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 4, 2014 at 10:20

    How to Follow Me During the Last Desert Race

    Friday, 31 October 2014

    Greetings from Ushuaia

    The expedition ship, Plancius, our home for the Last Desert Race, departs from Ushuaia on Saturday afternoon (1 November 2014) to start the crossing of the ... Read more >

  • Counting Down – 3 & 2 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

    Blogpost by David Barnard - October 31, 2014 at 15:41

    Exploring Ushuaia

    Wednesday, 29 October & Thursday, 30 October 2014

    Greetings from Ushuaia

    I am finally in Ushuaia at the southern tip of Argentina. It was long trip from San Francisco via Houston and Buenos Aires, including an unscheduled stop-ove... Read more >

  • Counting Down – 5 & 4 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

    Blogpost by David Barnard - October 31, 2014 at 15:35

    The Final Countdown

    Monday, 27 October & Tuesday, 28 October 2014

    Greetings from San Francisco

    This is my final blog post from San Francisco before flying to Ushuaia in Argentina later today.

    I really enjoyed my time in San Francisco – productive ... Read more >

  • Counting Down – 6 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

    Blogpost by David Barnard - October 29, 2014 at 11:36

    World Series Game 5

    Sunday, 26 October 2014

    Greetings from San Francisco

    I love my sport, both watching and playing. I’m a regular visitor to the United States, and over the years developed a good understanding and appreciation for the three main ... Read more >

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