We are delighted to be on our last leg of this trip, our return home to family and friends! Having experienced challenging conditions throughout, our final 60 miles were possibly the most difficult to cover. After skiing for 16 hours we encountered 30ft wide melt pools with steep banks and decided again to open-air bivi to catch a couple of hours sleep. We reached the Russell Glacier after 50 miles of impossibly turbulent ice. The crevasse field of the final section then became impassable. Wide open crevasses, routinely 15-20ft wide with no snow bridges, blocked our path. We therefore called for a slightly early lift out and are relieved to be safe and without injury.

Next stop food and sleep before flights back to London.

Alex Hibbert4 Comments