Dr Wilson making the breast of things in Antarctica
THE adventurous veterinarian Dr Geoff Wilson has reached the south pole in an impressive milestone of his Antarctic adventure.
Dr Wilson, from Currumbin, is attempting to be the first person to trek across the Antarctic continent without assistance - and without company; save for a pair of oversized breasts.
The Gold Coast man is braving the cold wilderness of Antarctica with his "boob sled" to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research.
Dr Wilson reached the south pole on Sunday, just over a month after beginning his journey.
While at the south pole, Mr Wilson said on his blog that it was a relief to reach the milestone.
"It was so nice to hear activity and signs of life after so many days where that silence sings into your soul like a dental drill into a molar," Dr Wilson said.
"I can see why expeditions fall onto the rock here; a few creature comforts, an easy exit (multiple daily flights).
"You begin to become soft, the cold seems more like the enemy it was during the first weeks."
Dr Wilson said he steered clear of many of the comforts available at the pole, so as not to tempt himself into giving up.
"I feel like a sailor on one of the old clipper boats, with the mermaids, sirens, calling to me from the water - jump in, why not?," Dr Wilson said.
"It has been amazing to spend a day on the bottom of the earth, but it's time to finish this quest, get the Boobs to Hercules Inlet and get home to family and friends."
The veteranarian said he had missed the company of other people, and of course animals.
"I have missed animals terribly," Dr Wilson said.
"A life with no animals is no life at all."
Dr Wilson hopes the Pink Polar Expedition will raise $1 million for breast cancer awareness and research for the McGrath Foundation
While McGrath currently funds 84 breast care nurses nationally, they hope to increase that number to 150.
Their aim is to ensure every Australian woman and her family affected by breast cancer have access to a nurse.