Thanks to the winds
Published on 12.01.2012 - The South Pole Jubilee Expedition
Norwegian explorer Christian Eide has been lucky enough to see the anrtarctic divinities answer to his prayers : they sent strong enough and favorable winds on their route. But not for long...
On 8 January Rory wrote : "... The wind came last night. It increased steadily through the day and just before midnight, we had done 158km! We camped to eat and rest for some hours before continuing. The wind is now 12-13m/s gusting at 15m/s. More will follow as soon as we stop again…"
And of course with such heavenly conditions the small group guided by Christian Eide choses to kite almost 24 hours in a row : that gives 241 kil on the 9 January counter.
Now the tourists are relaxed because they know that even if the wind does not come back (of course it had dropped on 10 January!), with no more than 300 kil to cover, they will be able to ski until Hecules Inlet and to arrive at Union Glacier ALE base camp on time.