We finally broke free of the monster sastrugi this morning and the plateau flattened out before us. We made some great progress across the first flat ground for almost two weeks. The snow is still soft and we spent the day winding in and out of small clumps of sastrugi. This afternoon the cloud descended and sent us into a whiteout. The wind has picked up too so we are glad to finally be on our tent with the stove on. We are listening to the wind and to the snow falling on the tent hoping it will pass before tomorrow. We passed 87S today, a big milestone!

Suunto Stats

Skiing Time 10hrs

Distance 22km


Average HR 1 08

Max HR 155

Calories burned 6584


Average HR 110

Max HR 169

Calories burned 6753

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