Richard and Michael waiting for the wind at the SP

Published on 06.01.2012 - South Pole and Back - Ski & Kite

After the arrival at the SP, Richard Weber and his client had planned to leave the station early in order to make miles and to take advantage of the wind.

But since 29 December, date of their arrival at the Amundsen Scott base, the wind never came.

Of course they spent two days resting and preparing the return voyage. While preparing the wind conditions were perfect. And everything seemed to be ideal for a quick departure.

But for the last 5 days, the pair has been tentbounded waiting for Eole at the SP. Because not a flutter of wind.

Probably Richard knows that if they take the risk of skiing on the way 'home', they won't make it for 26 January. So that's probably why he prefers to wait for the winds to depart from SP.

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