The sun broke through

Published 17.04 in category North Pole 2007

Yet another hard day on the ice. Due to hard winds from the northeast, we had to delay our start this morning and assess the changing weather conditions. Fortunately the wind gradually died down, and we pressed on all day. The sun even broke trough for a while, and today we saw a seal in an open lead. At 8pm we pitched camp.

There are lots of open leads in the area we have now entered. The great news is that the southerly ice drift has stopped – we’re actually drifting northwards now, and will make free progress even as we sleep. Everyone is in fine shape; we have yet to experience injuries. This is Børge Ousland signing off, with greeting from all expedition members.

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