Camp 4, Monday morning: Another very good performance. They did (including night drift) over 25km. Some of that was due to not finding old and safe ice for the camp so they had to keep walking for some 45 minutes longer then planned.
The day was overcast, but the sun was visible through the clouds parts of the day. So contrast was not optimal. The good news was that the wind eased off to just a draft. That made the day nicer.
They are doing very well, and with this progress they look to reach the Pole Tuesday. They is much faster than planned. They could have take it easier, but have decided to press on. Up there you never know what the Ice can throw at you, so they will go straight up and then see what to do.
Their day is starting the day 10:30 and go 1 ½ hour stints between breaks and being out between 7 and 8 hours. At the end of the day they measure the thickness of the ice for the Norwegian Polar Institute before hitting the tents.
Everyone is in great shape and the spirit if high. This morning they woke up at N89°37,392’ E163°01’
PS – In case you have forgotten what our heroes look like we rune a series of fresh portraits from the ice.View 3 comments