If he really cares so much about the record, he shouldn't have done Antarctica, but at the other hand, this adds another continent to the list which is obviously good for the story / book / and of course the experience!
When he was in Antarctica, he was chasing 4,341 to set the record, aiming for 5,000 and unaware of Arjan looming for 2016! Don't get me wrong - I am sure his blogs are genuine and heartfelt. He has a special affinity for Antarctica and the continents were important to him. It was a statement that could have no negative effect as he beat the previous record by 1,700!!
My comments were simply in light of the doubling back to Sri Lanka and North East India. They look a touch like covering his bases........ I could easily be wrong. That happens. :cat: :catBoth occurred after Arjan's itinerary was published and with Noah's original goals long since achieved.)
Any way - now to wait till its published and try and convert it to IOC.....
All the best