Northern Patagonian Icecap crossing 2009

Nov 19

Dispatch #13

Published at 23:01
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White chaos

Camp 10: We are pretty happy with today. 16 kilometres was good as the
conditions were far from ideal. We started out in white-out and that lasted
the day. After lunch the wind picked up, and continued to do so. One hour
before planned, we camped out of security as everything was just white
chaos.
The snow today has been like glue. It has stuck to the skis all the time not
respecting our ski wax at all. But, that made the small grey ones wake up.
We experimented with both sun screen and sausages and had great success! ­
Things like that is not bad for the spirit.
The routines today was Thorleif in front. He did marvels. The two first was
tied up, while the last was left to ponder the world. In the end we the
thing was to count the teeth. Our tongs agreed on 16 apiece both up and
downstairs.
We have 12 km to a fairly serious pass. We would love (meaning neeeeeed)
better weather for that. But it does not look good. Outside now all hell is
loos.

  • Name: Camp 9
  • Elevation: +1250 m
  • Latitude: 47° 233South
  • Longitude: 73° 3158West

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