12 January 2012

January 11th: Getting into the "groove" of snow kiting!

The wind on Antarctica requires a snow kiter to carry several different kites to adapt to the changing wind conditions. Richard and Michael, new to kiting in Antarctica, are finally "getting the hang of it" as Richard puts it - they are now better at working with their kites in changing wind conditions! Today's mileage: an impressive 140km! As they get close to the edge of the Antarctic Continent, Richard is reporting better kiting conditions and easier living conditions (due to the drop in altitude). Position: S 85 59 W 82 06 Temperature: -19C