Fresh supplies soon
Published on 08.12.2008 - IceCold in Antarctica
The 'tourists' are now continuing on their way without Jill Maxwell, who has opted to drop out of the expedition.
Jill was picked up without any problem on 1st December and dropped off at Patriot Hills by 8.30 on the evening. Since then, it has been business as usual for the others in the group. They get up at 8 o'clock and set out two hours after that. They then march solidly until 7 in the evening, stopping only for their short rest breaks. That all sounds smooth enough, but in fact it has been tough going because the ceaseless wind not only makes progress difficult, but also creates severe windchill which sends the temperature even lower than the actual thermometer reading.
By Friday 5th December, the group was located approximately 84 degrees south, 75 degrees west. Which is one of the least accurate positions we have had since we began tracking the adventurers on their trek across the polar ice.
As their re-supply location is about 320 km from where they started out, and the party has just about covered that distance, they should reach the supply point in the next few hours.