The weather is terrible. We have been bowing our heads fighting a fierce headwind. Each hour we’re drifting 1 km in the wrong direction, losing much of our progress. There is virtually zero visibility and many open leads. We hope to find a way out of here tomorrow.
The expedition members are exhausted – but everyone is doing well and proving they can get the job done even under these adverse conditions.
By satellite phone we have been told that the runway at Ice Station Barneo is closed after the ice cracked. The crew up there is working hard to fix it; if worst comes to worst, they will have to make a new runway.
I’m proud of everyone. We’re working great together as a team and spirits are high. All of us are hoping for good news and good weather tomorrow.View 2 comments