2013-2014 South Pole Traverse – Day 10

Day: 10
Miles Advanced: 75.7
Miles From McMurdo: 488.1
Weather: Ground Storm, wind at 35 knots, 11F
Blue sky above but ground storm persisting. We made good time with no mechanical difficulties save the snow clogged air-filters on the Rinoth. We changed them out and are thawing the frozen ones on the generator. They should be good to go tomorrow.
Crossing the Ross Ice Shelf is a lot like crossing an ocean, except we drive instead of sail. “Water water everywhere but not a drop to drink.” In all directions a white loneliness stretches to the horizon. It’s a humbling sight because it makes you feel small and insignificant.
In the pictures you will see our Incinolet- which burns our crap AND our asses. You will also see Fortner and Jeff doing what they do in the Living Module. And there too is the Kitchen Module. All water comes from the snowmelter, which we fill about two or three times a day.

incinolet
Incinolet

 

Living Module
Living Module

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