Distance travelled: 16.5 miles
Hours on skis: 9 hrs
Cumulative distance travelled: 406 miles
Distance still to go: 296 miles
Temp: -25 C. Cloud.
Wind: Light breeze
Terrain: big horrible sastrugi
Of note: good mileage given terrain, big sastrugi, reportedly up to 3 metres high! Beautiful to look at no doubt but utterly horrible to drag your heavy pulk over. Carl and Lewis have about a week of sastrugi to deal with (all of latitude 87). Roll on latitude 88 and let’s hope the new skis can take the punishment.
[Sastrugi photo courtesy of Hannah McKeand, more about whom tomorrow]