Getting the hang of kiting
Published on 15.01.2012 - South Pole and Back - Ski & Kite
Before they started their return trip, Richard Weber and his client were quite novice in the art of kiting. Now they start to get used to the manoeuvring of these sails. On 11 January, they managed to do 140 kil in one day !
As one goes along with the progression towards the Union Glacier ALE Base camp, Richard Weber reports better kiting conditions (flater terrain and harder snow) and easier living conditions (milder temperatures).
But after having performed 140 kil on 11 January, they encountered bad weather again. So the only thing to do is to do partial days : it means travelling only when it's possible to travel, no matter when the good conditions occured, during the day or at night.
As they have a deadline for the arrival at HI, they have to do everything possible to get there in time. So, if in the middle of the night -when sleeping- they hear the tent blowing, they just get tup and go for it.