After twenty four days in extreme weather conditions and 742km of what is described as the toughest race on the planet, Braam Malherbe and Peter van Kets arrived at the South Pole on Saturday 28 January 2012 at 06.00 (SA time).
Exhausted, hungry and bitterly cold, they still helped by carrying the load of Andrew Carnie's (Team British Green) pulk Andrew fractured his arm just before the team arrived at the halway checkpoint.
Race organisers agree that it was an achievement for Braam and Peter to complete this race as they were not use to the extreme cold conditions (it was -45 degrees the last couple of days) and skiing on snow.
Upon reaching the race's final destination, Team SA had to overstrike 1000 SA Mint commemorative coins. This was a world first.
The men arrived in Cape Town late Wednesday night. We caught up with them at a Press Welcome. Although extremely thin - Andrew lost 18kg and Braam about 14kg - they were all in high spirits. A couple of "battle scars", blue nails, scorched lips and cheeks and Andrew's broken arm could not dampen their pride and joy.
Both men believe that all the prayers stood them in good stead. They would like to extend a huge thank you to all CCFm staff and listeners who prayed on a daily basis.
Praise be to God. Well done guys. Welcome home. We are proud of you.