Queen Maud Land Solo Kite Ski

Dec 15

chilly day

Published at 20:53
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I tried kiting straight out of camp but the wind was much too light and on the nose. Worth a shot. Slapped the skins back onto my skis and skied 27km for the day. And for the first time I could feel the cold of Antarctica, skiing with mittens and ruff up all day, it made a pleasant change.

I'm 31km from the airbase and will get an early start and arrive late tomorrow. No point in stopping after 20k or so because the base can be seen from almost 10k out as its at the bottom of a long slope. I'm still above 1000m so there will be a bit of descent though I don't think I'll get lucky with the wind. Wait, a pig just flew past the door, maybe I will.

Photo from today and one from a few days ago on the blue ice.

  • Name: Camp 12
  • Elevation: 1003 m
  • Latitude: 71° 243South
  • Longitude: 11° 556East


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    2015-12-16 08:59:46 Tom Smit says: It's raining pigs and dogs here! Good luck on the last stretch, enjoy!
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    2015-12-16 03:21:58 dad says: we have steam coming out of our sandals,it's not cool at all. At your latitude and elevation are you still in polar clime as days ago you were shedding clothes.I wish you happy landings
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    2015-12-16 01:51:04 jumping jojo says: pigs ass flew by.....bet your home and photoshopping this all!!! i hope your happy ending is as good as the ones in thailand and thanks for your journey...i,ve enjoyed your daily scribes!! XXX
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    2015-12-16 01:32:40 Liz says: Watch out for those flying pigs!
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    2015-12-15 21:38:06 Heath says: No rush to finish Eric, we've been enjoying the updates and another couple days of them would be great. Enjoy the last few kms!

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