Posted by: ezraezra7 | December 18, 2013

Day sixteen

Distance travelled today: 14.3 milessastrugs

Time on skis: 8 hours

Cumulative distance travelled: 222 miles

Distance still to go: 502 miles

Message to basecamp: “Got the cache! Everything good. ETA Thiels in 8-9 days”

Of note:  today they found a needle in a haystack, a small pole marking the point where the first of 3 caches of extra food supplies have been left.  Thiels is a mountain range which marks the halfway point of their journey and looks as if they are aiming to get there around Boxing Day.

Terrain: Sastrugi

Weather: (at Thiels) the closest weather station I can currently locate, is much colder at -28C with a gentle breeze. Wrap up Lewis.

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