Sleeping Backwards

Published on 16.04.2007 - The Arctic Arc

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As the wind had turned, blowing from the North at 50km/h, they were pushed back by 12km during the night.

On Monday, the weather became slightly better throughout the day, whith a decreasing wind that shifted back to South South-west and the sun shining through the clouds from time to time.

They made up for their nightly drift with a good 18km in 9 hours. Their fighting spirit is bringing them another 6 kilometers closer from the North Pole. Although it does not seems to be that much, it was important for both men psychologically speaking. Who knows what tomorrow will bring ...

Gigi just brought back a hard drive packed with pictures taken by Alain and Dixie during the expedition. Sorting sessions and picture galleries publication ahead ! A couple of pictures were added to 2 previous posts. They will give you a good idea of what "bad weather in the Arctic" means. A few tapes containing images shot on the spot also came back with Gigi. After conversion, short movies will also be published on this website.

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