Jan 2nd: More uphill…

Dennis enjoys the good weather.

Today the team reports more beautiful weather and lots of uphill travel. The sleds are getting lighter which helps with the ascent, but it still made for a long day. They are happy they did not have large sastrugi to deal with, but they are told to expect more sastrugi in the coming days. The team skied 24 kilometers and ended at S 86.37.434, W86.29.884. The temperature was -21 C with a light wind.

We know from Briony’s audio report that there is a lot of good banter back and forth amongst the team members. Having a sense of humour on an expedition like this can be a great release of stress. A good laugh reminds everyone that it’s important to have fun, even on the toughest days.