Temperature: minus 21°C Distance travelled: 22 km Updates courtesy of Polar Race 2009: The weather where we need to touch down to set up Checkpoint Two is unfortunately being a bit “prohibitive”. The weather in Resolute was fine to start … [Read more...] about Magnetic North Pole – Day 19
Magnetic North Pole
From March to April 2009, Team Oman (Nabil Al Busaidi, JP Downes and Claire Shouksmith) walked 650 km from Resolute Bay in Canada, to the magnetic North Pole, dragging 50 kg of equipment in temperatures regularly as low as minus 40 Celsius.
Temperature: minus 23°C Distance travelled: 28 km The temperature was -23°C and the wind blowing with 15km/h. When we walked north, the wind was really in our faces, but at this stage 15 km/h wind from the east was actually something we were able … [Read more...] about Magnetic North Pole – Day 18
Temperature: minus 28°C Distance travelled: 25 km Today’s weather was similar to yesterday with -28°C and 10 km/h wind. Again the wind was making the temperature even bitterer than it should have been. The week before I had a dream that … [Read more...] about Magnetic North Pole – Day 17
Temperature: minus 30°C Distance travelled: 20 km It was -30°C and we had a 9 km/h wind. Although it was minus 30, it felt much cooler because of the wind. The hardest part that day was definitely the wind and it really cut through. We woke up, … [Read more...] about Magnetic North Pole – Day 16
Temperature: minus 50°C Distance travelled: 19 km The day before we had 100km/h wind, by Sunday the wind had all died down, which was very fortunate, so we decided to restart the expedition at 12 o’clock midday, and start walking again. We … [Read more...] about Magnetic North Pole – Day 15