Its Saturday 22nd of April. Yesterday was spent waiting for the Russian helicopter, and in the meantime we arranged a scooting context with my 44 magnum revolver, which I brought as polar bear protection. There were some point blank hits, but not too many. We also demonstrated the drysuit Thomas brought. This suit is used to swim across open water with on longer polar expeditions.
We arrived at Barneo late last evening, and were met with warm food and heated tents. And of we had to celebrate again of course, in Russian tradition. It was a very late night and not all of us have recovered from that yet. Together with us are three parachute jumpers, that waits for good weather to jump over the Pole, maybe later today or tomorrow. Apart from that, time is spent eating, reading and sleeping. When we flew in last night we saw that the area around the base was badly broken up with lots of open water. Now we just hope that the runway will stay good for a few more days so we can fly out. We enjoy the multinational company here at the base, but of course long for the first warm shower, good food and a proper bed. That’s all for today. Regards from Svante.View 3 comments