By 1800 BST yesterday all units of the Ice Train had been moved to a position 700m west of the previous night’s camp. This puts the Ice Team on the edge of another area of ice upheaval which extends for about 1km and beyond which the terrain appears to ease. A further brief reconnaissance into this area yesterday in fading light and 50m visibility was not as encouraging as the previous visit but the team needs to await a more detailed look today before making any route decision.

We will report on developments this evening.

Current temperature: -36C

Wind speed: 23 knots

Elevation: 2696m

Position: S72 45′ 40.2″, E023 35′ 29.8″