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christian posted on 19 Dec 2008, 09:59 GMT

DAY 17 – THURSDAY: A CHALLENGING DAY




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On Ice

ANTARCTICA

36

36 km  

2365 m above sea level

Sunny

Antarctica

-87.2640 / -75.1275

(ENGLISH BELOVE) En feit tåke grøt i en cocktail av sastugi og sprekker hold garden til venner oppe i dag, men de klarte allikevel 36,4 kilometer.
Det var ikke ønskesenarie å våkne opp til total white out i en camp som lå i et sprekke område. I tillegg visste de at de kunne forvente seg store sprekker forut.
Så de starter ut forsiktig, i full sikkerhet modus og med Christian foran med peilestaven sin. Tåka og den sakte tempo gjorde de først timene til en iskald fornøyelse. Og noen hundre meter før den 87nde graden kom de over den første av 5 digre sprekker. Heldigvis fant de fine og sikre broer å krysse på.
Men det beste var at samtidig bestemte solen seg for å hjelpe til litt. Saaaakte men sikkert begynte den å brenne bort tåke. Dermed ble de gående i et eventyrlig trollsk lys i et landskap som fikk fantasien til å fly.
Det virkelig fyrte dem opp igjen, og ved camp var de vel tilbake i sitt vante tempo i strålende sol og vindstille.
Men samtidig som de var i hundre over dagen var de slitne i camp. Det var tydelig det hadde vært en intens dag.

HILSNINGER: Rune sender hilsen til sin bror Pål som har bursdag 21ste og sin mor Bitten som har bursdag 23dje. Ønsker også familie, venner og kollegaer god jul. Savner jentene sine og gleder seg til å komme hjem.
OG: Christian sender kalde hilsninger til Sjur som feirer julen I Thailand!!

DAY 17 – THURSDAY: A CHALLENGING DAY
Thick fog in a cocktail of sastugies and huge crevasses kept our friends on their toes today, and they were well pleased to reach 36,4 kilometres.
They woke up to the thickest porridge like view this morning. Not really the preferred setting when you have camped in a crevasse area and have the prospect of some biggies ahead.
They started out in full safety modus and Christian led the way with his crevasse stick. The slower pace and the whiteout made it a very cold ordeal. And a few hindered metres before breaking into the 87tg degree they came across the first a five huge crevasses.
At the same time, the sun decided to help out a bit and ever so slowly started to burn away the fog. It made for a spooky and fantastic light in a landscape that more than fired them back up again.
By days end they were back up to speed, well through, had no wind and a clear sky! They were a good mix of ecstatic and tired. There was no doubt the tension had taken it’s toll, but that counts for nothing when you are given a day that will stick in your mind for the rest of your life.

GREETINGS: Rune takes no chances and greets his brother Pål who is adding another year on the 21st and his mother Bitten kick-starting X’mas and doing the same on the 23rd. He wishes family, friends and colleges a merry Christmas. He has a great time, but misses his girls.
AND Christian sends Sjur on vacation in Thailand his coldest best.


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