The team just called in from N 64° 07.548, W 016° 40.767. They woke up to a nice cool morning and had a fairly relaxed start, waking at 7 AM, then snoozing till 7:30. They had a nice ski and traveled about 19 km. At the last stop, they put on their harnesses and roped up as they were heading into crevasse territory. They will remain roped up for the remainder of the expedition.
They found a beautiful spot to camp, looking out across a glacial valley with mountains all around. They had an outdoor kitchen and dinner again tonight. There was rather a smorgasbord for dinner tonight with fried bread with butter and cheese and soups for appetizers, entrees ranged from spaghetti to pepper steak to chicken teriyaki.
The forecast is for strong winds tonight but they should be in a protected area and built some good wind walls. Rob built an absolutely spectacular loo for the night- truly a work of modern art per Annie. Hoping they may send some pictures...
All are in very good spirits, despite a few sunburned lips. But that is the extent of the discomfort so all good! They are looking forward to another good day tomorrow as they continue their descent.
On the way down...
Transcription of audio update for those following on mobile devices:
Hello, this is Annie calling from Vatnajokull where we have a beautiful campsite tonight overlooking a glacial valley with spectacular views. Everybody's doing really good. We are tired after a really nice day. Everybody else is in bed actually, enjoying the comfort of their sleeping bags. We had a nice outdoor kitchen again tonight where we had dinner looking out over the glacier and over the mountains. We covered some good mileage and the exciting thing is that we put on all of our glacial travel kit, our harnesses and used the ropes and we'll be using those, we’ll be roped up for the rest of the trip. We're looking forward to a good day tomorrow, and we will be reporting in tomorrow night, so I hope you're enjoying following our expedition, and we look forward to talking to you soon. Bye-bye.
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