Published on 20.05.2011 - Climate Neutral Pole 2 Pole
As team slowly approaches Canadian coasts, Climate Neutral Pole to Pole Expedition goes faster on the ice.
As the sleds are getting lighter every day, as the weather conditions seem to turn favorable making the ice surface easier to sky on, the Climate Neutral Pole to Pole Expedition team is progressing faster and faster ; both have high spirit. On 16 May, they wrote : "... Today we did 12 hours of skiing and 13.6nm." On 14 May, : "... Another very productive day! 13.7 nm in 10 hours in great skiing conditions and the weather stable. If the weather is like this we will be able to enjoy the next few days. This is a rare thing on expeditions like this. ... We saw some birds and many new tracks from animals, mainly Arctic fox. That is good sign of progress."
In addition, both men have celebrated the Norwegian National Day on 17 May. That has brought good spirit in the team. But, since they saw polar bear tracks next to their camp they are obliged to sleep with one eye open. "It is a different feeling when you know that something is out there. Exciting! ... wrote Nilson on 14 May.
Here you can see the itinerary of the sailing boat on Google map