Omar Goes North: Day 5 continued
The team landed in Barneo camp after flying in the Antonov AN 47. The wind speeds are extremely strong at the moment but the weather is not as cold as expected, so far. As a result of the high wind speeds there is drift on the ice, which does not make it advisable for the team to travel to the 89th degree today. The team will fly tomorrow on a MI8 helicopter and attempt to land parallel to the 90th degree. If they attempt to fly today they will most likely have drifted by the next morning. The team will fly tomorrow on a MI8 helicopter and attempt to land parallel to the 90th degree.
The team today is in Barneo camp and have set up a large mess tent for everyone to sleep in, as well as another to eat in. This will be the last cooked meal for the team until they return. There are at the moment several teams from different countries, which will start at the same time but head into different directions. The team cannot move from the perimeters of the camp now due to a fear of polar bear attacks. However if necessary or anyone is feeling particularly adventurous they could but accompanied by someone with firearm experience.
Standing in the artic is a unique feeling. While all around you engulfed in serene natural beauty, under your feet you are separated by only 2 meters of ice from the vast artic ocean.
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