Temp: -26C and cloudy
Wind: Light breeze
Of note: report to base camp reads “Hard day – big sastrugi and poor contrast. Passed some small crevassing near camp last night.”
Photo shows polar legend Hannah McKeand and Lewis during his training in Norway in February. Hannah took Lewis under her wing and she and Carl have taught him all he knows. Hannah is keen to mentor young expeditioners like Lewis and he has such respect for her. Hannah is an explorer and has also, incredibly, skied to the South Pole on her own and guiding others, six times! At times like this, with huge sastrugi and crevasses, Lewis will be calling on everything Hannah and Carl have taught him. Carl is a Northern master of understatement, so when he says “Hard day” you can be sure he means it. We hope to hear how hard from Lewis tomorrow evening.