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The risky travails of an Arctic trek

“My sleeping bag is full of ice and the supposedly hot food ends up like a roofing tile in seconds”


 

Late last month, a team of British adventurers began a trek through the Canadian Arctic en route to the North Pole. Their plan is to measure ice thickness along their route. Things haven’t been going well. The group of three has been 17 days without fresh supplies and the re-supply plane is several days late—turned away three times by bad weather, according to the latest entry on the team’s blog. Now, they can do nothing but wait in -40C temperatures inside a tent that’s “like an ice cavern.”  Says one team member: “I’ve got frostbite in my toes, my sleeping bag is full of ice and the supposedly hot food ends up like a roofing tile in seconds!”

BBC News


 
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