We are now waiting for a period of stable weather before we can make plans to move north. Having been out of action for three months, the two Caterpillar D6Ns are going to need a lot of thawing out and preparation before they are ready to start, which is likely to take two days or more. Then there is the challenge of digging out all of the fuel scoots which have become quite submerged over the polar winter and reconnecting the ice train. It is going to be a slow process but hopefully we will be ready to roll soon.

Meanwhile, we are carrying on with our daily meteorological observations, medical research, GPS readings and other scientific research.

Keep posted for more updates soon.