Full stop – Again

Published 13.09 in category X'Greenland 2012


Day 20, Wednesday 12th September: They had big expectations for this day. But already form the morning the weather was very unsettled. Most of the day they were in thick white-out with wind in from the left. Not easy to see anything.
Later in the day they could see the clouds and were a bit puzzled to se that the clouds went one way and the wind quite another. That, together with an increase meant they were on the alert. When it started gusting they camped, and half a hour later the wind was over them again together with a hailstorm and snow. This meant that they only did 30 kilometres and find themselves clearly behind schedule.
They have since Summit descended almost 1000 metres. There have been very few signs of the big melt apart from a big icy crust that makes securing the tent difficult at times. But today as they reached 1700 metres they came across 3 big areas where it was very visible that water had had huge impact on the ice. We usually see frozen lakes in this area at this time. But have never seen water play havoc with the ice like this. – We are very curious the get further down! Stay tuned.


Day 20, Wednesday 12th September: They had big expectations for this day. But already form the morning the weather was very unsettled. Most of the day they were in thick white-out with wind in from the left. Not easy to see anything.
Later in the day they could see the clouds and were a bit puzzled to se that the clouds went one way and the wind quite another. That, together with an increase meant they were on the alert. When it started gusting they camped, and half a hour later the wind was over them again together with a hailstorm and snow. This meant that they only did 30 kilometres and find themselves clearly behind schedule.
They have since Summit descended almost 1000 metres. There have been very few signs of the big melt apart from a big icy crust that makes securing the tent difficult at times. But today as they reached 1700 metres they came across 3 big areas where it was very visible that water had had huge impact on the ice. We usually see frozen lakes in this area at this time. But have never seen water play havoc with the ice like this. – We are very curious the get further down! Stay tuned.



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