Our winter wandering friends may have hoped for warmer weather today – instead temperatures dropped another couple of notches. –40°C is probably far colder than inside your freezer. On the bright side it should be noted that the northwesterly winds abated as the day progressed.
Under these extreme conditions Børge and Mike wrapped themselves in many layers of winter clothing as best they, taken every caution to avoid frostbite. The hands and feet, and their faces, are at risk – and there is no margin for error. They trudged on for 12 hours, progressing another 25 km northwards. The distance would have been greater if they had been spared the southerly drift.
Status for the expedition? Position N87°37’44, E90°37’09. That leaves 265 km until N90° – better known as the North Pole. But now it’s time for some well-deserved sleep before they tackle yet another of their special, 26-hour Arctic days.View 1 comments