Latest from the Ice
As of 0600 GMT today the Ice Team was still at their overnight position. It’s only -10C outside but the wind is still gusting up around 40knots. Thankfully the visibility has much improved and they’re hoping to dig out today and make progress over the tricky section of blue ice three kilometres away.
Once they have crossed the blue ice they will depot the Belgian Lehmann sledge plus all the empty drums they now have. Steeper inclines lie ahead and relaying of loads is likely.
If weather allows the intention is for a member of the Ice Team to take a skidoo up a nearby nunatak to get long distance film of the Ice Train passing by. Should be spectacular.
Operations HQ, London