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The Last Desert 2010 Blogs
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20-Nov-2010 05:38:11 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Well now its all very very real. This is not a beautiful cruise in Antarctica, but an insanely tough race under hectic weather and terrain conditions. I managed to do over a marathon …44km in icy wind..sludge…deep snow..slippery ice .. and deep mud. We climbed mountains…and battled our way down ice hills. My shoes are useless… not gortex and therefore the water and ice just pours in. In some instance my feet just fell into ice pools  went knee deep. In fact two guys have pulled as their feet were too close to frostbite. But here we r on board..relieved to be here. Tomorrow we wake up at four which means four hours sleep.. and then they have a 15 hour stage planed .. same terrain as today. Will b back!
2 COMMENTS

pammi

Posted: 21-Nov-2010 01:28:09 PM

Simmi-just one step at a time.Remember, this is a head game and your head is so in the right place.lol.xx

bruce fordyce

Posted: 21-Nov-2010 06:51:02 AM

Go for it Simone.watching you and Kimberly and Ryan with great interest Bruce

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SIMONE BISHOP
The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2010

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Johannesburg, South Africa

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I am the Costa Rican Consul General for South Africa and as such look after Costa Ricans interest in Africa. I am also the Director of Alpha Travel - a top end tour operating company that specialises in African safaris and tailor made travel.

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SIMONE BISHOP
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I grew up on the Island of Mallorca in Spain and only returned to South Africa in my early twenties. Married with three magnificent daughters. I have been in the marketing world for most of my life but travel was always the passion and that is where I find myself now.

Hometown
Johannesburg, South Africa

Profession
I am the Costa Rican Consul General for South
Africa and as such look after Costa Ricans
interest in Africa. I am also the Director of
Alpha Travel - a top end tour operating company
that specialises in African safaris and tailor
made travel.

Why are you competing?
Because this journey started in Atacama in 2008
and I have grown in the most surprising ways with
each subsequent event. This is the culmination of
that growth and .. thereafter the start of new
adventures.

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