Late but fantastic start to our journey. We arrived at Borneo Ice Station around 11:30am, unloaded our sleds and picked up fuel.
Borneo was floating around N89°16′ E89°43′, so we had to wait for a helicopter to drop us off at exactly 89°. We finally left Borneo at 5:30pm and landed on the ice around 6pm. We skied 1.3 miles in 1 hour and decided to call it a day at 7pm in order to establish a routine. Weather conditions are beautiful with blue skies, light wind and temperature around -17C.
With the good weather I managed to ski and look around and was absolutely blown away by the stunning landscape. I wish I had a picture which did the details justice. It was as though all the sculptors of Europe had been resurrected and brought here to craft the ultimate masterpiece… Except it wasn’t them… Just mother nature… Just the Creator…
My team is composed of two rockstar guides, Keith and Rick, an Italian surgeon, Andrea (the silver fox), Ian, a recently unemployed British gentleman learning the merits of spending his children’s college fund, and Taylor, Rick’s 15 year old son who is opting for real life experience over textbooks.
That’s all I’ve got for now. Early start to our first full day. Bed time.