Day 2 – Polar Spring

16 April 2018 by Julie Brown
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Bright sunshine and warming temperatures brought a touch of spring to our North Pole team. 

Dixie phoned at 20:00 this evening to report that Michel and Jérôme completed another stellar day of the expedition.  They progressed an additional 16 kilometres under clear blue skies and in significantly warmer temperatures which reached -17°C.

Their current position:

N 89° 15 31

E 130° 46 23

Our team encountered their first lead – open water – of the journey.  They expertly crossed the obstacle in safety and security.  Dixie was proud of their ability to adapt to these conditions which required Jérome and Michel to navigate between solid ice and open water.  Top performance!

Michel provides a vivid account of their day in this audio message below:

 

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Dixie described the atmosphere in the group as pleasant and goal oriented.  Each member of the team is giving his all, and the determination is palpable.

Tonight, as in each evening of the expedition, the team established a polar bear warning system around the perimeter of their tent camp.  So far, there have been no sightings, but prudence is the key to safety.

We hope that this amazing weather will continue …