We left Longyear on schedule 1330 today, and landed at Barneo Ice Station 2,5 hours later. Weather is mild due to westerly winds, with minus 10C, some snow and a bit of wind. The falling snow has caused icing on the helicopter rotors; there will therefore not be any helicopter flight to 89`0 degrees today.
Barneo is situated at 89`07 north and 166 degrees east, the base drifts south with a speed of 0,3-0,4 kilometres an hour. We have pitched camp, eaten dinner and will get into our bags now. Tomorrow we expect to start skiing, ether directly from the base since we are very close to 89, or if weather permits, fly the 13 kilometres back to 89`0. Everyone is in good shape and we are exited to see what tomorrow will bring.
Best regards from SvanteView 2 comments