Homing in on the North Pole
Camp 6, Tuesday: They reached the North Pole last night at 23.15! After a staggering 14 hours on skis they could camp at the very top of our Globe!
The day was stunningly beautiful, but shockingly cold. With gusts from Northeast and nearly -30°C they had to hide behind full facemasks and was iced down like snowmen.
The ice was eventful with every type of hindrance, lost of pack ice, 2 big leads were they had to get the swimsuit out to cross and on huge lead that diverted them for 2 hours before finding a safe place to cross.
But they all showed phenomenal stamina and was richly rewarded as they reached their goal. The report this morning describes a very tired, but very happy lot. Børge is very pleased with both strength and spirit. Very impressed indeed!
Now they are waiting out in the tent. The plan is that they will be picked up in a few hours and flown back to Barneo base. And the hope is that they will reach a plane back to Longyearbyen this evening!
So, with a bit of luck, the first shower is around the corner, - and then they will be power up their mobile phones… So start bombing them with ‘hurrah’ sms messages!
Stay tuned, we will keep you updated!
Physically and mentally on the top (of the Globe)
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