The frostnips from yesterday have healed, no tissue damage done. However, they woke up to another day with low visibility and 15cm of fresh snow. Combined with the continuous ascent the conditions were really poor. The motivation took a hard hit and for the first time of the expedition the spirits were low.
Throughout the morning hours the weather changed for the better, and the atmosphere rose alongside with the sun. The 8th leg of the expedition was tough, but beautiful nonetheless. Tomorrow they’ll enter one of Svalbards most magnificent areas which is rumoured to have cellular reception. If that’s the case, they’ll be able to send more detailed updates and photos. Fingers crossed!
Camp location for day 8: Lat: 78.747500 Lon: 17.620481