Alexander Skarsgård and the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge teams are back on the ice…
After their first full day as a united Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge team, spirits were lifted as the pressure was eased and people were able to support each other through the last leg of their expedition together.
The teams set up camp around 63 km from the South Pole last night after skiing for 17km in the day. The Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge teams look set to reach the Geographical South Pole by the end of the week.
Photos 1 & 4: Alexander Skarsgård of Team Noom Coach.
Photo 2: Alex’s “Bajen mistress" flies proud during the exhibition.
Photos 3 & 5: Alexander Skarsgård helps fellow Team Noom Coach member, Ivan Castro, into his skis.
Photo 6: Team Noom Coach & Team Soldier On are united as one team in the final days of the South Pole Allied Challenge.
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(Sources: virginmoney-uk flickr & WalkingWiththeWounded’s Facebook/twitter)
Team Noom Coach Shares Their Food Logs: ”Alex Skarsgard eats twice as much as everyone else. He’s a monster!”
It’s been a week of bad weather in Antarctica as Team Noom Coach waits to start the race to the South Pole against teams from the UK and Australia and Canada.
On the plus side, the team has had plenty of time in Antarctica to acclimate. Early this week team guide Inge Solheim led members Mark Wise and Alexander Skarsgard on a 24km skiing outing. The guys ended up at an Indian research center where they were treated to a big traditional Indian meal. (Sounds a lot like Thursday’s festivities here in the U.S., huh?)
We also received the first of the team’s meal logs this week, which topped out at over 4,000 calories in a day. Because of the cold weather and extreme activity levels, the team needs to eat huge amounts to stay energized.
In order to hit high calorie goals, Mark relies heavily on red foods, like macadamia nuts, which provide 450 calories in just 1/2 cup. These make up many of his snacks, along with beef jerky, full-fat cheese, and chocolate.
Breakfast is also a hugely important part of the team’s calorie intake. Their 1400-calorie meals include cheese, deli meats, oatmeal, butter, toast (whole-grain!), and jam.
And how are the celebs keeping up? Mark says, “Alex Skarsgard eats twice as much as everyone else. He’s a monster!”
(Source: Noom.com, Photos: Walking With the Wounded via Just Jared/TMZ)
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