Rob Lambert heading back to the living caboose during a quick refuel before getting back on the road.

Currently at S71 22′ 22.4″, E023 36′ 27.8″ and 734m above sea level having travelled 37km south from the overnight camp in just under 14 hours. The gradual height gain is slowing vehicle speed, as are colder conditions which have changed the snow structure and are creating greater friction.

The first blue ice area is approx 3km ahead. Once we have crossed this we will depot the Belgian Lehmann plus all the empty drums we now have. Steeper inclines lie ahead.

Brian Newham, Ice Team Leader