Progressing by 15 to 18 Kilometres Per Day
Published on 23.04.2010 - Ice Dreams
The two Canadian adventurers, Sebastien Lapierre and Olivier Giasson, are making good progress despite the difficult conditions that they're facing. They have to get to other side of the island before 04 May. Because of the return flight that they've booked..
Extracts from their logbook:
Tuesday, 20 April 2010: Soon at the top. Our two travellers are nearing the top of the glacier (nearly 3,000 metres of altitude). They're progressing by 15 to 18 kilometres per day. Despite some rather icy weather, they are benefiting from a long period of sunlight, the sun rising at 04:45 and setting at 20:30.
Sunday 18 April 2010: Headwind. With a strong headwind that doesn't want to abate and some fairly exhausting days, Sebastien and Olivier are making good progress all the same. They are still a little behind schedule but nothing irremediable for the moment. They meticulously calculate their distance every evening in order to make sure that they'll get there in time. All in all, their morale is good and the guys are sticking to their objective.