Preparing the runway

Published 13.01 in category South Pole 2008

Hi, this is Svante reporting. As you know, we have decided to split the expedition. Børge has gone on ahead with half the team members, while the rest are with me.

My group consists of John, who has gotten relatively serious frostbite; Adrian has lighter frostbite and is suffering altitude illness; the altitude also bothers Helen; Andrew has frostbite, which does not look serious.

We have walked 8 km today, and have started work on the runway. We are counting on being able to fly out John tomorrow, and move our group closer to the South Pole.

Tomorrow we’ll continue the work on our runway, so as to make sure that landing conditions are optimal.

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