Zero visibility

Published on 09.03.2007 - The Arctic Arc

Today visibility was zero. Alain and Dixie could only advance 9.4 km after four hours of punishing effort. The ice remains thin and flat. The average thickness ranges from 20 to 40 cm and there is a slight snow cover of about 3 to 10 cm.

The temperature has come up slightly to -36°C. Yesterday they encountered a large ridge moving towards the camp. It was almost 4m high, and Dixie filmed it as it bore down towards them.

Moving ahead in such poor visibility is very difficult and is mentally as well as physically taxing. They were happy to set up camp and get some rest.

Quick facts

  • Progression of the day: 9.4 km
  • Total progress: 150 km
  • Distance to the Pole: 743 km
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