Thursday, November 24, 2011

Shakedown ski & good weather

Today the team went for a "shakedown ski" by breaking camp, traveling a distance from Union Glacier, setting up camp, cooking, breaking camp again, and skiing back. The goal was to test their systems and gear in an area that gets more wind than Union Glacier, and it sounds like they got what they were looking for.

Besides the wind, which was a bonus for them, the weather continues to be beautiful with temperatures around -15C. Some of the team were overheating while pulling their sleds, and others were in their baselayers. Everyone is very excited to get dropped off at Hercules Inlet, which they hope to do tomorrow evening.

We wish the team a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful that they are in Antarctica and only a short flight away from their starting point!

Make sure to listen to Bryony's update below and check back again tomorrow for another update from the team!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Ron,

    Santa is at the NORTH pole. Sorry to remind you so late.