Gamme : Thiel Mountains in sight
Published on 11.01.2012 - Antarctica 2011- 2012
Swedish TO Aleksander Gamme is taking the things easy. Even if he has still about 500 kil to go before 26 January, he won't think of making any hard pusch before 15 January.
Just as the other expeditioners still en route to Hercules Inlet, Aleksander Gamme has, today, no more than fifteen days to go, before the closing of the Union Glacier ALE base camp.
With still 550 kil and 15 days on the counter, he should advance at a 36 kil par day pace. He doesn't see why he should worry about that dead line because since few days now he is progressing about 40 kil a day. On 10 January, he has made 56 kil, the day before, 42 kil, on 8 January, 44 kil and on 7 January 38. SO, o problem with the pace.
On 9 January, he could pick up in the vincinity of the Thiel Mountains a depot he had made on the way up. In addition, he could get in touch with Christian Eide and his group, also on the route SP > HI. Let's remember that this people have been dropped at the bottom of Axel Heiberg Galcier on 27 November and have passed already by the Amundsen Scott base. They are progressing at about the same speed as Aleksander and are located about 40 nautical mile ahead of him.