Icetrek North Pole Ski Expedition 2015

Apr 16

#19:
flying

Published at 19:28
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The wind blew unrelenting from the south and continues now, the rear of the tent flaps madly as I type. Aside from a spell of dappled sunshine this morning our hours were spent groping our way in the murk. Fortunately I have spent many days, if not months, in such low light conditions and relish the route finding challenges over the varied icescape. My 13 years on this ocean has developed in me a mind map that enables me to predict the nearby route ahead by the feel of what's below my ski tips. It's exhilarating but ultimately exhausting.

We're all exhausted tonight, backs, legs and arms ache, Seamus and Heath feel the consequences of their injuries keenly and Nacer fell heavily on his back 2 days ago. My knee and elbow could be better. But behind us lay another 25 km with another 65km to the North Pole. We are flying! Eric
  • Name: Camp
  • Elevation: 1 m
  • Latitude: 89° 2440North
  • Longitude: 51° 511East

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    2015-04-17 12:00:13 Judd says: Great work guys- look forward to a beer when you get home Heath!
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    2015-04-17 07:13:46 Dags says: Great work team, keep going love reading the blog every morning. From the photo's I can't help thinking Eric has taken you to the South Pole
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    2015-04-17 05:10:52 Darilyn S says: Well done guys, stay safe everyone. Can't wait to see you Seamus when you get back. And can't wait to hear all about it. x
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    2015-04-16 22:41:48 Carl Mason says: Awesome stuff Eric Good luck Carl and Nic Smitten
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    2015-04-16 19:41:30 Greer says: Whoopee!!!! Luck and good conditions with you, hopefully you will be there in 3 days. Have enjoyed Eric's blogs, photos are great, can't wait to hear about it all first hand. LYH x


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