Started out really chilly and windy, with temperatures at around -30, it was the coldest day so far. After a while the wind dropped, so the drift, and eventually it became clear and beautiful weather.
Some rough ice and even a big lead made the day.. Exciting. The lead was almost 200 m wide with open water in it, making it impossible to cross it. Shifting the course more east, they had to walk in a north-easterly direction for almost 5 km before they found a way to cross.
They set camp at N 89° 32′ / E 151° 15′
As part of our cooperation with the Norwegian Polar Institute, the team is measuring the ice every day, and writing reports, to give a picture of the ice-conditions this year. This is something we do every year, in order to give the Polar Institute the information they need for their statistics.
Bengt & the Team