Expedition update from 1.05.2013
Fedor Konyukhov reports via Iridium satellite phone: “Despite not covering our typical amount of kilometers, we did cross the 86? of North Latitude and entered the 85@@apos@@. The 86th was really difficult, and would not let us leave since 24th of April. Finally it’s behind us and we are a bit closer to Greenland. Every crossed degree is a psychological boost.
It’s a good thing we received the air help yesterday, and not today. All day we were accompanied by the snow mist. A deep snow continues to slow us down along with many ice cracks. We are constantly circling around the cracks and sometimes are forced to track back in our footsteps.
The dogs are performing beautifully. They might not be as strong as on the first day, but by now they’ve gained some experience. It shows in their approach of the obstacles; instead of force, they use their newly acquired wisdom on how best to deal with the Arctic terrain.”
Expedition is using satellite tracking beacons – Yellow Brick. Current position is here: http://yb.tl/konyukhov
Translated by Tatiana Koreski