Rest and repair
15 March, 2006 83.5667N,74.0333W
As per our scheduled programme today is a rest and repair day. We repaired two broken snowshoes and one of my two broken sleds with a large piece of wire. The terrain and extreme cold of -40ºC is taking its toll on our equipment. Yesterday we came to a huge area of disturbed ice that required a long detour East, which made our North and only progress only 3 nautical miles. The cold is also taking its toll on technology and cameras, so I apologise for having to send voice updates. Apart from that everything else is very well.
Spirits are high
13 March, 2006
Eventually the ice conditions are slowly improving from the constant ice rubble that we've had for the last seven days. My sledge is giving me a little concern when we wire up the holes most morni
9 March, 2006
It’s the evening of the 9th March. We achieved 2.6 nautical miles north in 7.5 hours through very testing ice rubble, with us again having to carry one pulk at a time through the tricky sections