Temperature: minus 81°C Distance travelled: 19 km We stayed at checkpoint 1 and did a lot of admin, which was very lucky as we had 100 km/h wind and the apparent temperature dropped to -81°C. Which is about 100°C colder than in the Middle … [Read more...] about Magnetic North Pole – Day 14
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 19°C Distance travelled: 19 km Today is the fifth day of the Oman North Pole Expedition. It was about -19°C in the morning with very low wind, so we took our time getting ready and completely wasted valuable good weather. Of … [Read more...] about Magnetic North Pole – Day 13
Temperature: minus 50°C Distance travelled: 28 km Today was our third day of walking to the North Pole. We were given revised coordinates to checkpoint 1 and it turns out we were slightly closer than we thought, but not by much. We walked 15 … [Read more...] about Magnetic North Pole – Day 11
Temperature: minus 50°C Distance travelled: 30 km This is our second day of walking to the North Pole. We got up at 7am, we packed our camp, had breakfast and prepared our pulks. We took off at 9am and continued until 7pm, and walked solidly for … [Read more...] about Magnetic North Pole – Day 10
Location: Resolute Bay Temperature: minus 50°C Distance Travelled: 15 km I had a very late night Sunday trying to finish off all my affairs, before the actual expedition started today. We had a lot of final things to arrange but the main thing … [Read more...] about Magnetic North Pole – Day 9