Green light for departure to the Bay of Whales
We have now been given the go-ahead to depart for the Bay of Whales at 2 am Norwegian time. Travel time 7-8 hours.
From Union Glacier to the Bay of Whales – the last assisted leg of our journey. After that we will put on our skis and proceed under our own steam. Map: Norwegian Polar Institute
After studying the satellite images and the weather forecasts with the pilot and the meteorologist for the past two days, we think we have found a favourable opening in the weather. But in Antarctica the only thing you can be sure of is that everything can change at a moment’s notice.
The two words – Sørpolen and Sydpolen – both mean the same thing, but have slightly different connotations. Back at the time of Roald Amundsen, the southernmost point of the globe was usually called Sydpolen. Today it is usually referred to as Sørpolen. Languages are not static, but change over time.