6 April 2016
Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Elevation: 51m
Latitude: 78°22’32″N
Longitude: 15°62’67″E
Weather: Sunny
Temperature: -4°C
Distance covered today: 200km (on skidoo)
Distance to North Pole: 1316km
Ed is feeling: Better than yesterday!

Well after my ‘certain as certain can be in the polar regions’ post on the
4th we got the disappointing news yesterday that the runway at Barneo had
broken up so badly that they had to abandon the site (nothing is certain in
the polar regions I should have known that). The Russians held a meeting
yesterday to explain what they are doing and frankly they are amazing.
Already today we know they have identified a new site and have prepared
250m of the new Barneo runway. So we will be going soon and we are all
keeping positive after what was a frustrating day yesterday. Check more
news on drift station Barneo here