Mike says, " I fought against the wind all day yesterday. It slowed down my progress as I only did 25 kms. ¨
In general the wind is good because it blows away the fresh powder snow that falls and there is less traction for my sjed to slide on. When there is fresh soft snow I must pull harder to get my sled to move through it.
Not much to see out here – just sastrugi after sastrugi! These mushroom-like formations get higher and higher the closer I get to the pole.
I should be about 200kms away from the Thiel Mountains but I can't see anything yet!!"