Thursday, January 5, 2012

Passing 87 degrees!

Today the team reports colder weather (finally!) and uphill travel. The temperature was around -20 C without wind and -30 C with wind. Now that's more like it! We were beginning to think that they weren't actually in Antarctica! In addition to some uphill skiing the team encountered more sastrugi. They were expecting this, but it doesn't make it any more fun. Luckily their sleds are light because they are nearing the end of their third ration. In a couple days they will be resupplying with their final rations of the expedition.

Sastrugi. Imagine running into this in a white-out!
BB gives a wonderful audio report about their day as well as some introductory thoughts on the last weeks of the expedition. They still have many miles to go, but the light is at the end of the tunnel. With almost three degrees left to ski it is a small light, but with each step it gets a little brighter.

The team ended at S 87.10.397, W 84.32.789. Make sure to listen to BB's audio report and check back again tomorrow for another update from the team!

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