We have been delayed another day and are hoping to depart Thursday April 15th at 9am (+1 GMT). Our fingers are crossed that weather clears at Barneo but we made the best of it by renting some snowmobiles today and traveled 100km to the Tempelfjord to the Noorderlicht floating hotel and glacier.
We witnessed some reindeer, ring seals sunning themselves on the ice. It was an amazing day in Longyearbyen, while 600 miles away it is blowing snow, no visibility and high winds at Barneo Ice Station. Temps were around 20F and near 0F at the pole. We are making the best of our delay but the team is very eager to start the expedition and get to the ice. Keep your fingers crossed!
~ Doug Stoup
Trek for Peace Expedition Leader