Day 4 - Protected from the weather
During the night, the wind and snow continued their work, and it was like sleeping in a jet engine. However, both got excellent sleep. We woke up as usual at seven and stuck our heads out of the tent. The decision was quickly made that "we won’t go there". The trail would have been skiable, but it would have been really difficult due to poor visibility, sastrugi, and headwinds. Weakness of the mind and man, then, but we are in no hurry to wear out our strength on this start.
The situation was checked after a couple of hours, and we stuck to our decision.
So the day has been spent sleeping under the covers, reading, and doing small maintenance. The equipment has not yet had time to break, so there is not much to fix. Fortunately, at three in the afternoon, the sun came out, and we were able to recharge the dwindling batteries a bit. We did, however, go outside to shovel away the piles of snow that had accumulated against the walls of the tent.
Our thermometer still gives rather suspicious numbers: it might only display -4, although according to our experience, it is closer to -15. However, we will continue to report the numbers given by the meter, but they should be treated with great caution.
Tomorrow is a new day. Hopefully a skiing day.
|Wind||16 m/s S|
|Ski hours||0 h|
|Distance||0.0 km (0.0 km/h)|