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Wednesday, 11th April, 2012 - 5.25am

Wednesday, 11 April, 2012 – 5.25am

Made great progress yesterday through really though terrain.  Ice is hard and sharp!  Had a bit of open water to negotiate but once we got through this we were able to crack on.  Managed to do 10.5miles yesterday.  Beautiful sunny day.  Though it sounds lovely to have these weather conditions, this is without doubt, the toughest challenge we have ever put ourselves through.  Everyone is exhausted by the end of each day and after all the tents are up, all we can do is try to keep warm and we welcome sleep with open arms. 

We’re just packing up the tents now to head off again.  We have roughly 5miles to do today to get to The Top of The World – our target is to reach the North Pole by lunchtime today, 11 April, 2012.

Thank you to everyone for your support - knowing that you are willing us on makes this just that little bit easier.

Hopefully, we’ll be able to update you at lunchtime today.

Al l the best

Six Ordinary Men (but very tired)
Brian, Alex, Andrew, Paul, Nigel and John

23 Comments to Wednesday, 11th April, 2012 - 5.25am:

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Sam martin on 11 April 2012 08:20
Today is day you will remember for the rest of your lives. Today is the day you reach your goal of walking to the North Pole. Will be thinking of you today, especially around lunchtime. Well done x
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keithandval on 11 April 2012 08:22
WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOo.. way to go guys, great day yesterday, well done!! last little bit, keep concentrating no slip ups now, fantastic achievement...ENJOY THE DAY you deserve it...kvlro xxxxx
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Michael and Paula on 11 April 2012 08:46
Morning Boys just heard Paul on Heart FM great interview you are all legends Top of the morning to you and enjoy THE TOP OF THE WORLD Best Wishes to you all Michael Paula and Girls xxxx
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simon Beale on 11 April 2012 09:06
Well Done to you all The top of the world what a achievement !!! love to you all From Sue Natalie lucy and simon xxxx P.S Paul I suppose your are going to be new Radio D.J on Heart when you get back !!
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Mark G on 11 April 2012 09:17
Go,go,go team 6 !!!!!!!!!!! The first beer is on BA!
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Daniel Weyman on 11 April 2012 09:20
Well done Nigel this has been a monumental challenge i am quite envious to think that you will be standing at the north Pole while i am trying to hit another pb for the bench lol. Very proud of what you have achieved mate.
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Chris Rache Di Debbie & John on 11 April 2012 09:31
Very nearly there now gents - we will be thinking of you all this morning - those last few steps are nearly in sight - well done!
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richard moore on 11 April 2012 09:33
Look out for Marathon Runners! Article in today's paper said that it is the North Pole Marathon... maybe you can get them to pull the sledges for you? Good luck and enjoy RTO&A;
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All at AMP Electrical on 11 April 2012 10:53
Alex, Brian ,Andrew, Paul, Nigel and John CONGRATULATIONS - WELL DONE GENTS - 6 EXTRA-ORDINARY MEN We are all very proud of your outstanding achievements Love from All At AMP xx
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Elizabeth on 11 April 2012 10:55
John - it was so good to speak to you a few mins ago. You are amazing. YOU REACHED THE NORTH POLE!
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Mum & Dad on 11 April 2012 10:59
Great to talk with you last night and hear you confirm how close you were in achieving your goal. Hope the frost nips as you have described them are minimal and of little concern. As of now you will be above everyone looking down. We of course will be looking up to you having achieved a remarkable challenge in aid of charity. May GOD bless you all and keep you safe on your return to a WARM reception. Love Mum&Dad
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Malcolm on 11 April 2012 11:56
Well done chaps, fantastic achievment
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Luisa Taroni on 11 April 2012 12:09
WELL DONE DAD, YOUR OFFICIALLY ON TOP OF THE WORLD, don't know many people who can say that! So proud of you! Can't wait for you to get back, enjoy the rest of that whiskey! xxxxxxxx
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David and Janet Warwick on 11 April 2012 12:10
Nigel and the Team! Hooray! Mission accomplished! Lots of love Mum and Dad xx
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Sam & Cath on 11 April 2012 12:15
YESSSSSSSS just head the news from Luisa's facebook page.........GET IN THERE YOU LEGEND!!! What a truly amazing achievement. Savour the moment and then get home ASAP! Sam & Cath xxx
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Graeme Paton on 11 April 2012 12:18
WOW! Well done guys , a really amazing achievement. Very proud of you all. Graeme & Paul
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Kay and Martin on 11 April 2012 12:36
Fabulous news, a fantastic achievement! Congratulations to you all. Love Kay, Martin, Matthew & Luke xxxx
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