#2: Day 1
Our first day on the trail was short and sweet after leaving Longyearbyen at 1.30pm and driving more than 2 hours to Sassendalen in a Hagglunds. It snowed all day and the white out conditions had Stig our driver following a GPS route through the murk.
We skied for less than an hour before camping at 5pm, giving us enough time to set up camp, set the polar bear perimeter, collect skis blocks and dive inside our respective tents. I’m using a luxurious Hilleberg Altai for three of us while Mardi and Heath share a Keron 4.
A beautiful evening now, low wind and tomorrow looks set to be a perfect day.