16kms today through endless sastrugi. Wind carved waves of snow across our path making skiing very difficult. It’s a bit like dragging two people in bath tubs across a ploughed field. We are settling in to our polar routine now and are feeling very comfortable. We knew the first week would be slow so we’re happy with our progress so far. Strong winds forecast for tonight so we’ve dug in and we’re prepared. Both feeling very strong and privileged to be out here.

Suunto Stats

Skiing Time 8h 22mins

Distance 16.45kms


Average HR 110

Max HR 134

Calories burned 5994

Favourite thing today – a phone call home


Average HR 114

Max HR 161

Calories burned 6100

Favourite thing today – cuppa soup.