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Monday, 30 April 2018 21:08

On the descent!

The team skied 19 km today, first across the glacial plateau, then descending 900 m to sea level.  There were some fairly steep drops on the downhill with the sleds penduluming behind them even with the brakes on.  This can make for rather a wild ride but everyone stayed in control and did very well. 

Monday, 30 April 2018 03:53

Dealing With Wind and Snow

The team woke up this morning to a camp buried in snow; There was a blizzard overnight which left sections of their tents so covered that the team had to spend extra time digging ht tents out.

Sunday, 29 April 2018 01:26

Good progress on a Glorious Day

The team woke up today to a glorious morning and got off to a good early start. As you'll hear in the partial Audio Update, the team enjoyed demolishing the custom-built toilet area before leaving camp.

Saturday, 28 April 2018 17:22

The Never-ending Uphill Slope

The team encountered some adverse conditions during the first full day of skiing today. Several of the guys slept cold which makes a challenging day that much harder. The weather conditions were beautiful for skiing (clear skies and a little breezy) but the terrain presented a never-ending gentle uphill slope.

Friday, 27 April 2018 16:03

Svalbard Ski - First Day on Trail

The day began with a snow cat transfer out of Longyearbyen (see photos), past the frequently traveled areas of Adventdalen to the terminal moraine where the team began in expedition in earnest.

Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:30

The Svalbard Ski Expedition Begins

The Svalbard Ski Expedition has finally begun! After a delayed flight (due to a medical emergency on board) the team gathered in Longyearbyen and sorted out all of their equipment. When we heard from them, everyone had just had dinner together and went over the expedition itinerary.

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