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