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

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 Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula.

The sixth edition of the Last Desert Race – 250km over 5 days – will be held from 4-8 November 2014 at various locations in Antarctica.

A total of 69 competitors representing 27 countries will participate in the race.

Antarctica 15

Communication and updates from the race are weather depending, but the following links will keep you informed about my progress:

Last Desert Race website 

Sign up for “breaking news” updates

Read my daily blogs from Antarctica – before and during the race

Race organisers’ summary of each stage

The Greenpeace Africa media team will also post updates about the race on their various online and social media platforms:

Greenpeace Africa website

Greenpeace Africa on Twitter 

Greenpeace Africa on Facebook

Remember to support my fundraising campaign – the target is R250 000 / US$25 000 – for a Greenpeace Africa solar street lighting project in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg.

Please make a donation and encourage others to do the same.

I hope you enjoy the updates from Antarctica!!!

The countdown to Antarctica continues…


I’m excited about the race in Antarctica and the challenge of raising R250 000 for a Greenpeace Africa solar street lighting project in Diepsloot, and encourage you to support my efforts and the work of Greenpeace Africa!

“Together we can make a difference!”

Follow updates about my preparations for The Last Desert Race, and work with Greenpeace Africa, on Facebook and Twitter, my daily blog, and via Greenpeace Africa’s  various online platforms.


About David Barnard

This blog site covers my runs through the deserts of the world in support of social causes and campaigns dedicated to development issues in Africa. My next desert run is the 250km Fire and Ice Ultra from 27 August - 1 September 2018 in Iceland in support of my #NGOs4Africa campaign.
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3 Responses to Counting Down – 1 Day to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

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  2. London doeps says:

    Hi swaer. Bly om te hoor dit gaan goed .dit moet n ongelooflike ondervinding wees met spektacular scenery ons hou jou vordering dop. Adopt a penquin!

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