Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tentbound Storm Day and More Pole Pics!

As Keith (and the noisy wind gusts) spells out in the audio update, it was a wild day at Union Glacier, 50 kt. wind gusts, extremely warm temps (-5 C) and no flights.

Building snow walls takes a lot of energy, but can provide a vital wind block.

The intense weather kept the team in tents and the planes on the ground. So, instead of embarking, they read, played cards and slept. All things considered, it's a blessing in disguise for the Vinson team. They've worked VERY hard over the past ten days, and could probably do with a rest day before the next leg of the adventure.

The worst of the storm has blown through, and we expect Punta Arenas and Vinson bound flights to be on schedule tomorrow.

Below are some more South Pole pics that the team sent on today. Enjoy!

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