Same story for North Pole Quest
Published on 16.03.2007 - North Pole Quest
Richard Weber and his clients left the day after the other two expeditions (Liv/Ann and Rosie) were dropped off in Ward Hunt, that is on March 7th. And, like everyone else, they are undergoing great suffering.
According to all, dropping off expeditions by Twin Otter this year is quite an ordeal. People keep changing their minds from "we're leaving" to "we're not leaving", a situation which was aggravated this time by the cold and terrible winds we have already discussed in previous expedition coverage. Finally, the North Pole Quest expedition has also left.
We have had little news, though, since the departure of this expedition. Of course, the men talk abundantly of the terrible cold which prevails over there, making progression extremely difficult. "In temperatures of -45° and below, it is difficult to avoid frostbites on the slightest piece of skin exposed to the air", writes Adrian Hayes, in his report dated March 13th. "For my part, I have a couple of small frostbites on the nose but nothing too serious. Fortunately, in the evenings when we are in the tent, the temperature is bearable..."
- Position on March 13th: 83°39' N / 73°55' W
- Distance covered since the departure: 70 km
- Morale: high
- Temperature: -45°C / -51°C