Saturday, December 17, 2011

New boots for BB, and a nip of whiskey...

Today the team reports that their pace is improving, with 24 kilometers accomplished in 10 hours. They had beautiful weather with temperatures around -20C and a light wind. Off in the distance they can see two nunataks.

For those of you who were unable to listen to yesterday's audio report, the strange sound that scared the team was the roar of a Twin Otter plane landing just meters from them. The plane approached from behind them and they didn't know that it was approaching until it was right next to them! The plane was on its way to position their third resupply. As they were passing overhead we organized for the pilots to drop off a small care package including some new boots for BB (that's Bryony). She has had a rough time with the boots she had brought and the liner was deteriorating. We also sent them a couple goodies, including a birthday cake for BB (shhhh... it's a surprise) as it is her birthday on December 21.

The team sounds happy and in good spirits. Their current position is S83 45.643, W84 15.672

Dennis navigating. That's the chest plate for the compass that allows for "hands free' use.
Make sure to listen to BB's update and check back again tomorrow for another update from the team!

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