The weather is a cruel and unforgiving mistress. She owes you nothing!
We have received word that although they have successfully navigated themselves over the Hans Glacier, Rod and Jo are hunkered down in what they describe as a total whiteout.
The temperature is -30 degrees! Just for the sake of some perspective, your deep freeze operates at about -18 degrees!They were unable to travel in such conditions.
As if that was not bad enough, they have received word that they have some “bad weather” on the way. I assume that that is Rod’s understated way of suggesting that an even worse arctic front is on the way that will cause temperatures to plummet further!
Their position is Lat: +70.689500 Lon: -022.042233 with an altitude of +2792 feet. You can see their position on the iridium website at http://map.iridium.com/m?lat=70.689500&lon=-022.042233
Rest assured they have the best equipment that money can buy that will protect them in these terrible conditions.
They have advised, however, that the race is on to get to the designated rendezvous point for pickup by Tangent Expeditions while the skidoos can still travel.
As soon as we have further news we will post an update.