Just a quick update from the Antarctic today, where conditions is delaying the start of about of the expeditions. While both the Ice Maidens in addition to Norwegians Astrid Furholt in addition to January Sverre Sivertsen are eager to larn started amongst their expeditions, misfortunate conditions has kept them stranded at the Union Glacier camp. But, in that place is promise that they volition wing to their respective starting points soon, allowing them to real larn underway at long last.
The Ice Maidens are made upward of a grouping of 6 British women who are hoping to operate the start all-female squad to ski to the South Pole. They’ll start at Hercules Inlet in addition to ski the “normal” road to 90ºS, roofing about 1700 km (1056 miles) inwards the process. Each of the ladies on the squad are all serving inwards the British Military or the Reserves equally well, in addition to volition have 2 furnish drops spell en route, only volition otherwise live self-sufficient out on the ice.
Meanwhile, the Norwegians are taking on a daunting business of their ain equally they follow the historic road of national hero Roald Amundsen to the South Pole in addition to back. Their road volition cross 2050 km (1273 miles), starting in addition to ending on the Ross Ice Shelf, which they promise to consummate inwards lxx days. If successful, Astrid volition likewise operate the start woman somebody explorer to consummate this route.
British polar explorer Ben Saunders has been out on the H2O ice for a few days straight off in addition to is already making steady progress. It hasn’t been an slow start to the expedition however, without whiteout conditions, crevasses, in addition to other challenges welcoming him dorsum to the Antarctic. You tin plow over the axe read close his expedition hence far past times clicking here.
The side past times side flying to Union Glacier is laid to get got house side past times side week, amongst fifty-fifty to a greater extent than teams arriving on the ice. Hopefully past times then, those waiting at the military camp volition get got been dropped off in addition to volition live good on their way. Things are definitely starting to larn interesting on the frozen continent.