Day 15, Onwards with the wind…

Published 19.05 in category Greenland Spring 2019 with Sebastian Gjolstad

We woke up to blue skies and the shining sun, and the familiar wind had quieted down to almost inaudible movements of the tent walls. We rapidly took down the camp, and set off eagerly. The calmness of the morning was however a bit deceiving, and after pushing against the wind in 10 m/s with 15 m/s gusts for three hours we decided to pitch tent and have an early lunch…

We spent the waiting time discussing whether the marks on Olivier nose were a burn, a frost bite, a wind bite or a simple scratch…. Soon we got tired of this and also tired of being seven melting snowmen inside the tent, and the wind seemed more appealing.

So we skied onward until we had covered 19 km.

Arriving at camp we had to defrost three skies to get the boots off…

We had dinner altogether and an expedition meeting afterwards, planning the strategy in the last third of the trip. The weatherman back home predicts less wind and cold weather, meaning good skiing surface, and we are hopeful for the next few days 🙂



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