The four girls are nearing Pond Inlet
Published on 27.05.2009 - Baffin Babes
Although they are nearing the end of their adventure, the girls are still having to contend with the difficult going, with frequent crevasse fields to negotiate and white-out conditions.
As the daytime temperatures continue to climb, the Baffin Babes have been forced to make the change from day shift to night shift. This means getting up at 9 in the evening, setting out around midnight and skiing all night before calling a halt at around ten in the morning the following day. Then they sleep all day until the evening.
This is because with the rain and snow that never seem to stop falling on this part of Baffin Island, the surface they have to ski across has become too bad during the day. Neither their skis nor their sledges will slide properly and the dogs are sinking too deep into the ice. The four girls made the decision to change their routine on 21st May.
Since then, they have been making better progress. Now though another obstacle has reared its ugly head: the fields of crevasses leave great splits in the glaciers that they still have to negotiate before they reach Pond Inlet.
On 19th and 20th May, they also had travel blind because the non-stop white-out was so bad. In the past few days, though, the weather has improved. The four girls hope to reach Pond Inlet in just under a week or so. And already they are becoming nostalgic about the huge adventure they have just experienced together.