Waiting desperately for the wind

Published on 09.12.2011 - TransAntartika 2011

Building an igloo to kill time

Building an igloo to kill time

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The three basque climbers never thouhgt before arriving in Antarctica that they were going to be so depending upon the winds.

Once more the previous days have been dedicated to the various repairs which needed to be done : the sky was cristal clear and blue, without the slightest piece of cloud above the Basque trio, the terrain had finally become firmer, which is also a good auspice for the future, but the wind was gone. Of course, the trio could take the decision to move forwards but they did not. They prefered to rest a bit and take it easy.

According to Mikel Zabalza, there is always something to do under these circumstances, repairing what needs to be checked up for instance, writing out inner thoughts, listening to music or reading a book. Or then being bored to death all three of them and waiting desperately for the wind to blow...

The Basque trio has another 530 km to reach the South Pole.

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