Hi, everybody sorry but I’ve got no good news for you today, I’m afraid. We haven’t moved. I’m sure that the rest of the world has been in sunshine but we’ve have been doused in beautiful white cloud and it’s been snowing. So, we have got absolutely no progress whatsoever.
Just for those of you, I suddenly realized that we’ve haven’t really explained what’s the Fella Reichert and the Bastion section is. And that is basically essentially a cerac crevasse field. You’ll see why, the whole ice shelf been bottle necked. It’s essentially a glacier that runs off there and it’s a very steep dip that goes into it. And basically there’s a huge cerac and crevasse field, so that’s the first that we’re waiting at the top of.
And then from there it’s up to the top of the mountain and then it’s a, well depending on who’s accounts you follow, it’s between a sort of 400 and 900 meter absail down a ice cliff. So, that’s basically why we’re sitting here not moving. Hopefully that will explain why and we’re not just sitting in our tent doing nothing.
A couple of things, trying to cheer Katie up today, we thought that possibly we don’t know but we’d be really grateful if anybody does know that this is the longest trip across the ice cap by a woman, I’m wondering maybe? I don’t know, if anybody could let us know about that that’d be fantastic.
We did interview with the BBC this morning again, that was good. You can find out on their website more than likely. **Will add listen again link later – PM**
Lots of little things. We got our single tents skin, that we chose has faired remarkably well. It is starting to wear a little bit. They are holes appearing around the place and we patch them up as best as we can.
What am I missing. Well, we seem to spend, especially today, we spend a lot of time just missing life you know, missing home and missing the best bits of life so the simple things. Being able to just turn a tap on and get some more water out, being able to go to the fridge and get some food out, all the really simple things, you know, even going through loo here is a bit of an epic adventure. So, we have a lot of time to think about that.
Incidentally if anybody can think of some good games for us to pass the time by, that’d be fantastic. We tried the obvious ones and we’d been really grateful for any new inputs. We’re getting quite hungry now we got to almost the finger licker and the wrapper licking stage which is quite interesting where we really do just mop the last little bits. And then let me see… I think our feet are having the chance to recover which is also a good thing I suppose, not often we get that.
And also we got a very strange phenomenon which would be really interesting if anybody knows why but the tips of all of our fingers have become really hypersensitive. They’re really quite hard but hypersensitive on both us. And we’re quite interested just to know whether it was caused by continual manual labour in the cold or perhaps some sort of deficiency. But that’s it for today hopefully we’ll update you tomorrow. Bye.