Very heavy snow
Published on 21.11.2009 - To the South Pole and beyond…
The team of Cecilie Skog and Ryan Waters has been dropped off at Berkner Island, from where they set out towards the South Pole.
Like everyone else aboard the first ALE flight to Patriot Hills, Skog and Waters arrived there on 12th November and left for Berkner Island the following day. A fast rotation, to say the least.
During their first two days on skis, Cecilie and Ryan covered 41.9 km. And they managed to do so despite soft snow that slowed the adventurers down by sticking to their skis. We should point out that since they set out on the Antarctic icecap, poor snow conditions have been one of the constant features of all the expeditions, regardless of their location. So it can be safely said that everyone is struggling to make good progress.
On the evening of 20th November, day 8 of the expedition, Skog and Waters had reached 81° 000 N / 50° 0700 W and were dragging themselves with difficulty away from Berkner to start tackling the Ronne Ice Shelf the following day.