Well, we’ve been out walking again. It’s icy cold out there, –25?C and a constant northeasterly breeze. Cold and miserable, really. Block ice, strewn every which way, slowed our progress considerably. With the wind in our faces, we’ve been drifting south again; now the drift is carrying us mostly west.
It took us 10 hours to cover 8 km. We’ve now camped at N81?59’35”, E 107?03’19” – and we still have 894 km left before reaching our goal.
I must admit that this is the toughest “degree of latitude” that I’ve walked. We’re now just a few hundred metres from N82?. Never struggled with conditions such as these before. Well, I hope somebody up there appreciates our toil and perseverance, and that things will turn. That is our hope.View 5 comments