Our coldest day of the expedition so far, -27 with clear skies and a light Easterly wind. The day started crisp and bright with sastrugi as far as the eye could see in all directions. The sastrugi theme continued all day, nothing like the behemoths we have sometimes encountered but still big enough to have to work around or haul our sleds over.

Very much starting to feel like we’re on the polar plateau now, very cold, the stove doesn’t roar as fiercely as at lower altitudes, there is a sense of height and vast space.

Suunto Stats

Skiing Time 10hrs

Distance 20.25kms


Average H R 112

Max HR 165

Calories burned 7236


Average HR 115

Max HR 1 72

Calories burned 7387

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