Posts in category Nordaustlandet 2013
We are in the sailboat! Today was another amazing day on ice. We started 8 o´clock in total whiteout and followed last years waypoints all the way down.
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Hi, its a great atmosphere here in the tent. We are on the western point of Vestfonda now. Our camp is about 440 meters above sea level, and we still have good snow conditions.
Finally in the camp after a hard day (Red: can clearly hear the wind hitting the tent). The entrance to the glacier is quite different from last year.
Hi, we are in the tent again. Today was a great but hard day here on the western side of Nordaustlandet.
We are in camp again after another great day. Our camp is on snow, only ten meters from land, at the same place as we used last year.
Børge putting up the tripwire
We are in camp after walking 22km today. The day has been quite cold with a freezing gust from the South. I´m glad i put my longjhons on this morning. We even had to use mittens today, but stayed in the harnest for 9 hours.
We have seen one fresh polar bear track and two that was a bit older. The fresh one was from a young and small bear. They are all headed to the NorthWest, and I´m pretty sure these bears are going out to the drifting ice North of Nordaustlandet. We are watching out for bears all the time, but today we haven´t seen much at all. It has been foggy the whole day. We have been walking in a cloud. In the beginning we could see a rainbow trough the cloud. After a while it fogged up and gave us a total whiteout for the rest of the day.
(If you push on the link you have to zoom out to see details on the map)