Difficult conditions also for Gamme
Published on 08.11.2011 - Antarctica 2011- 2012
For those who have chosen to start from Hercules Inlet and to try the trek to SP solo from that point, the weather conditions seem to be quite exhausting.
Apparently, Norwegian adventurer Alexander Gamme, who is trying the south pole from Hecules Inlet, solo and unsupported, and who could also go for a return journey if all goes well, has been transported to the ice by the first Iliyouchine/ALE flight from Punta last Friday.
We write 'Apparently' because, first his blog is in Norwegian only and even if Google has a pretty good translation machine, it's quite diffcult to understand properly the details of the progression ; second we do not have any norwegian speaking person in IPF staff.
But so far we do believe that Alexander is under way and that he is facing quite heavy weather conditions for the last few days.
Excerpts : "... Imagine that you have only one good eye on your facr, that a 150 kg sled is hanging behind you, and that you seem to sky constantly on a ice ring. ... It has been the same white out over the last two days. Completely white everywhere and sot a single form neither contour around and of course not a single color in the neighborhood...
It has snowed a lot, and it's still snowing tonight, that's make the sled progression during the day quite hard..." (received from Gamme on 5 November)?.
He seems to be progressing 12 to 13 km per day.