Cold – fog rolling in on the horizon, which has done two things: dropped the temperature and put our flight today into potential jeopardy.
Sleep is a challenge. Brilliant, bright, bright night – it’s so weird. Even if you use all the devices to cover your eyes, you still feel like you’re trying to sleep staring at the sun.
A twin-otter plane also landed at midnight, but despite all of this, everyone got some sleep.
At glacier camp, we had eggs, ham, pancakes and fruit for breakfast.
Today was day of organization. We practiced packing the sled,…ski bindings, poles with funny little pole covers – pogey or poggie (sp?) – to try and reduce hand frostbite.
Then we went for ski back towards airstrip. We stopped and set up group tent, which we’ll use to eat if the world is reasonable.
Then we practiced with all the different stoves – whisper light and a good old-fashioned boy scout two burner Coleman (Dad, I think they took yours.)
If all is well, we hope to be leaving at around 5 p..m. our time for a four or five hour flight to the last degree.
We still don’t know yet whether it will happen. It is completely weather and wind dependent. If everything goes well, the next blog will be from the last degree. Wish us luck.