"It only felt sore when I stopped for a break so I tried to keep moving for most of the day," recalled Brit Mark Wood. Image by Mark Wood courtesy Mark Wood, SOURCE
Australian James Cassistrion "Cas", featuring cracked lips and frostnip. courtesy Cas & Jonesy Antarctic expedition, SOURCE
Cas' mate Justin Jones "Jonesy", 30kg lighter at Union. courtesy Cas & Jonesy Antarctic expedition, SOURCE
South Pole feet. Image by Mark Wood courtesy Mark Wood, SOURCE
Sebastian Copeland's frostbite. Image by Sebastian Copeland courtesy Sebastian Copeland, SOURCE
Byrony Balen's (21) feet, bloated by bad boots. The black toe tips are nail polish though, not frostbite. courtesy Byrony Balen - Polar Explorers, SOURCE
A member in the British Army Scott/Amundsen SP race expedition, featuring fingers white and blistered by cold injury. courtesy Scott-Amundsen Race expedition, SOURCE
A number of Antarctica skiers this season used the HEAT foot warming system with great results. Carried by HumanEdgeTech the heaters are currently also used by Himalaya winter climbers such as Denis Urubko and Simone Moro.
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(Angela Benavides/edit TS) It has been a grand celebration: An unprecedented number of visitors at the South Pole and skiers on the ice (check in for the first batch of stats later this week) celebrated the 100 anniversary of Amundsen and Scott's discovery, in action-packed episodes and several new world distance records in the polar world. Season folding, pictures from the battle field show evidence of a hard fight. Some fighters will recover soon, some will have to live with their "souvenirs" for the rest of their lives....