Pressing on, despite the snow
Published on 23.06.2008 - The TisoTransGreenland Expedition
Alex Hibbert and George Bullard continue to make progress on their way back, but the frequent snowfalls are not helping them go as quickly as they would like.
By Sunday 22nd June, the expedition had covered 970 nautical miles Ãâ or 1796 kilometres since the start of their adventure! They have about another 400 to cover before they reach Kulusuk, which is where they started out from.
In reading between the lines of the short text messages that the two men send back almost every day, we assume that the last part of their trek will not exactly be straightforward either.
To start with, they have been constantly hampered by the bad weather Ãâ i.e. the frequent falls of wet snow, which make for slower skiing progression.
On 18th June, the weather was so bad and the wind so strong that they had to stay in their tent for the entire day. That's something they haven't had to do since day 12 of their trip!
Second of all, they are also beginning to experience problems with their equipment. On 22nd June, their report for the day said that Alex's left ski has broken in half and that a running repair (using a sort of splint) would have to do for the remainder of their trek.