creative writing assignment... about 4 men in antarctica (this is a SHORT STORY)

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In June of 1988, Jim Johnson, a wealthy businessman and adventure seeker, decided to embark on a quest for the bottom of the world. He informed the Guinness Book of World Records that he was planning to set a record by navigating his way from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole within two months. On his journey, he was accompanied by three of his close friends: Tom Brewer, Jerry Seinfeld, and Sammy Stone. In addition, Guinness sent a photographer, Sally O'Connor, to take pictures as evidence of his accomplishments.

As planned, on August 1, 1988, Jim Johnson and his team of explorers set out for the most inhospitable place on Earth. They left from the southern tip of Australia in a cargo ship named Kaluah. The ship packed with over 100 dogs, sleds, food, had enough supplies to last 6 months if needed. Even though it was the middle of summer, the crew noticed large mountains of ice, glaciers, protruding out of the water as they made their way to the bottom of the earth.

Eventually, the ice got so thick the ship had to stop.

The team of explorers unloaded their cargo and began their trek to the South Pole. About a day into their voyage, the group ran into an ice mountain. Jim Johnson decided they should attempt to carve their way through the mountain instead of adding days onto their trip by trying to go around it. As the group hacked through the ice, Sammy lost his footing and slipped, falling 20 feet shattering his left elbow. Sally, a former emergency medical technician, put a splint on his arm to prevent further injury.

Once they reached the top of the wall of ice they realized that the mountain they were climbing was in fact the...