Just when we thought we’d seen it all when it comes to sastrugi! After 250km of nearly solid sastrugi we thought we must have seen sastrugi in all their various forms, large and small but today proved us wrong. We spent nearly the whole day in large, seemingly endless sastrugi, each blending into the next, like the waves of a storm tossed ocean frozen solid. This afternoon though we crossed a field of truely enormous beasts, like nothing we’ve seen before. The size of small houses, the depressions that form on their lee sides big enough to park cars in, they were huge! Luckily these monsters where short lived, they’re actually very beautiful and amazing natural phenomena but it can be a little hard to appreciate that when you’re trying to drag a sled through them!

Fingers crossed for a day with fewer leviathans tomorrow!

Suunto Stats

Skiing Time 10hrs 30mins

Distance 21km


Average HR 111

Max HR 171

Calories burned 6861


Average HR 112

Max H R 175

Calories burned 6984

*now temperatures are colder as we get towards the South Pole we’ll be burning additional calories just to keep ourselves warm!