74 days, 2045km. A lot of new records set. 45km in 18hrs the last day...
A lot more on the blog in the days to come. (Text-pics) just have to sleep a little first...
Thanks to all of you who have followed the blog.
Cheers from Are
One hell of a day!
Very mixed conditions, both weather and surface. From soft deep snow to huge sastrugies, we have been skiing alongside the mountains all day, and it has been so good to rest the eyes at something.
We did 44,8kms today, so that leaves us with “only” 43,9kms to go. We are very much looking forward to end this expedition in style tomorrow. Unfortunately the weather is supposed to be not good; very cloudy, very windy and very cold, so I doubt we will be picked up by the "pick-up plane" tomorrow, but you never know!Fingers crossed. One long haul to go.
Stay tuned and share on Facebook.
Soon we will make history..!
Going up?!?!? To 815m above sea level. Antarctica never stop surprising.
Sidewind of 12 m/sec most of the day, calming down in the evening. Surface soft, drifted snow, this means relentless hard work. Exhausting!
43,5km in 12hrs skiing. 86,5km left to Hercules Inlet.
The team is weak, tired and hungry now. Give us strength.
Have seen the Mountains both to the west and north all day. Perhaps Patriot Hills? Lars, what do you think?
Nice to have something to look at...
Whiteout and sastrugis, you know...What to say? 35km in 11h.30min.
Did not see more then 3m the intire day.
Pretty frustrating, but nothing to do about it. Just have to keep on working hard to get to Hercules Inlet on the 26 of January.
It means that we have to average 43.5km for four days. It is indeed possible, even though tomorrow is gonna be whiteout again.
Weather clearing on Saturday.
Jeg vil hilse til mor mi. Takk for at du følger med på bloggen. Glad i deg!
Weather better then expected today, which gave the opportunity to go back to plan A, and the usual schedule.
46,5km today and 253km to go!
Are, and team :)
Took half a rest-day today due to weather conditions. Then we did 24,1 km in very poor visibility in the afternoon. Supposedly the weather will stay shitty for at least the next two days. Whiteout. Exactly what we do not need right now....
Stay tuned for more fun from Antarctica in the next episode off "The weather fighters"
Hard work do pay off!
40,7km in a rather difficult day. Extremely hungry these days. Can't eat enough. Wind is picking up outside our Helsport-home. It is time for dinner, and after that maybe 1 or two biscuits if I can afford it. Might need them more tomorrow.
Have a nice week-end y'all. And I want to say Hello to Reidun in Trysil! And I want to wish Petter The best off luck with his new business! And to all others: invite me for dinner when I come home!
Cloudy but warm, and not very windy.Much better conditions for skiing today. Actually we do have some glide to the sleds.
40,1km and the spirits are high as a kite!
Tomorrow we start counting down the last approximate 10 days!
Exciting. Stay tuned for The action!
Unusually warm day. Minus 12-15C and no wind at all. Skiing in the shirt all day. Actually so warm that it makes you really tired and sleepy. Jeremie got a terrible headache, probably from not drinking enough when it has been as hot as today.
40 km off skiing on soft, dry snow.
Nothing for free, not ever...!
A transport-day with annoying low flat light all day, until we put the tent up. Then the sun came out, and is now spreading it's warm beams on us.
40km skiing in a terrain that went up and down like a rollercoaster all day.
Kebab-stew for dinner. Long live Real Turmat! Coffe and chocolate for dessert.
Sleds filled with food and fuel for 16 days, makes them a bit heavier and slower.
But, nevertheless we did 40km in little over 11 hours.
Steady on !!!
We are having a well deserved rest-day here at Thiels Corner. Eating and sleeping as much as possible. We are, of course, excited about the next 14-16 days. In total we have skied (in a straight line/i luftlinje) 1466kms and there is 570 kms. to go. A little over 5 degrees, a little more than 1/4 of the total distance.This means that we have to ski over 40kms a day for 14 days no matter what.
It will be tough and mentally challenging, but nevertheless IT IS POSSIBLE !
I hope that everyone will keep their fingers crossed, and that we will have the strength and fortune to stand at Hercules Inlet with our arms raised before the 28 of January. This is the absolute last chance for pick-up, by the Twin Otter-plane.
Please keep sharing on Facebook everyone, and looking forward to see you all in the start of February.
Best regards from,
33km skiing in ridicules sastrugies to get to Depot 4 at Thiels Corner.
It was a good day, and we are very happy to pick up some more food. Pretty weak and hungry team these days.
We will have a rest-day tomorrow. (12.01.15) and hopefully we are fully recovered for the final distance, that starts Tuesday.
I will give some details on the blog tomorrow.
Life is good.
43km. Sun and Sastrugies.
Actually day 58 already...
My son is 1-year today, and I want to wish him all the best with this poem:
I isødet jeg bærer et savn, om at du atter er i min favn.
At vi sees snart, det er min bønn.
Gratulerer med dagen, Hjalmar , min sønn.
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Another fine day! Temperature around -20C with sun from a clear sky. A litle bit of wind in our backs. We are all very hungry, it will be good to reach depot 4 !
And most important. We had the Thiel Mountains in sight most of the day!!! 35 days since we last saw them…Team is happy and optimistic!! 41.1km skiing today. 76km to resupply 4. Steady on!
Are says hello to Kine Malterud in Finmark.
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A good one!
Pretty warm, sunny with winds calming down in the afternoon.
38,1 km skiing in very good conditions on soft gliding snow!
WIND in the back SUN in front.
Uphill and downhill. Flat and sastrugies. Crossed the 86 degree line. 38kms.
Poker in the back, liquor in the front.
Are Johansen reporting from "The Bar off trade saloon" Nome, Alaska. Dep. Antarctica
Day 53. Good, mild day. Only minus 23ºC, and light clouds.
Jeremie & Stephanie had to do an interview with French Radio this morning, so we decided to have a nice peaceful morning, and a easy day on skis.
Did 28,5km in little over eight stretches, and set camp in a lovely spot down in something that looks like a valley.
Looking forward to a good night’s sleep, and some more adventurous skiing in the morning. Stay tuned...
Been out playing in "The Little Sastrugi Park" today. No real big ones, but some pretty. Put in a little extra effort today to get to "old" resupply 2 where we had some food and some treats. Weather has been nice and sunny.
The team is strong and healthy.
Did 41km today.
A lovely day.
It took me some 50 days, but today I have really appreciated the beauty of Antarctica to it's fullest.
Some fantastic Sastrugies as big as houses and buses. Some nice shadows patching on them to make them look like cartoon-figures. Never boring. Cold though.
33,6km skiing today
And I love fighting in the sastrugies all day! Much better than the soft snow on the plateau.
And the sun is sparkling and making cool figures on the sastrugies. Some look like animals, some look like women.
Can't help loving it here in Parad-Ice. Life is cold and good!
While the rest of you have been hung over after the New Year’s party yesterday, we have been out skiing in the cold(-37C) and sunny weather.
32km today...and we are more or less finished with the Plateau!
Looking forward to exciting days going down.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Thanks for following us in 2014 and stay tuned in 2015!
We did 25,1km today in the same dry, soft, loose snow we have been fighting for the last week.
From tomorrow (1.1.15) we start the push for the finish.
Longer days, and soon finished with the plateu, we will soon be decending the nearly 2700 meters down to Hercules Inlet.
Let the games begin!
Happy New Year everybody !!!