Kite Ski Spitsbergen
#5: Cold glorious cold
Published at 20:33
I downloaded a weather report via my Iridium modem to find that -31c had been predicted overnight. It felt every bit that and we both woke with chilly toes. Tonight will be even colder.
Our route today took us uphill to the west side of the upper Rabotbreen and into a large snow plain called Fimbulisen. Lunch at the top was particularly cold as the perspiration generated by the long uphill in sticky snow was difficult to manage and cooled us quickly as we scoffed our hot noodles.
We're now perched on the edge of a descent into a long narrow gully that runs adjacent to Templefjorden's west side, reputed to be very beautiful as it descends to Sassendalen.
Mardi did brilliantly again today, like an old hand. I'm so glad we are are here together.
- Name: Camp 4
- Elevation: 574 m
- Latitude: 78° 22’ 2” North
- Longitude: 17° 34’ 60” East