The report from the ice today is that everyone was ready to fly to the South Pole. Bags were packed and they were just about to head to the runway when news came in that weather at the refueling station, located near 83 degrees South. was not suitable for landing. This was not entirely unexpected. They knew that the weather was somewhat fickle.
Instead the group went on another great hike with Nico, an Argentinian mountain guide, to a frown bay of the shelf ice. Take a look at the picture and it will make sense why it's a frown bay. The weather at the Schirmacher Oasis (where our group is) was fabulous. Not a cloud in the sky and everyone enjoyed the nice conditions.
The plan for tomorrow is to head to the Pole, with a tentative departure at 2 PM. If Antarctic weather is anything it is dynamic so the plans could still change. Our fingers are crossed that it will all work out as planned.
Check back again tomorrow for another update from the ice!
If you have enjoyed these blogs please check out our Mount Vinson expedition and South Pole Last Degree Ski Expedition.