We've arrived at Union Glacier

We landed at Union Glacier 15.45 Chilean time, which is 20.45 Norwegian time. Now we are waiting at the ALE base. They may fly us onwards tonight, but probably not until early tomorrow (Chilean time).
Plane at Union GlacierThe landing site at Union Glacier. Photo: Jan-Gunnar Winther / Norwegian Polar Institute

The weather here is fantastic: –28°C and almost no wind at all.

The base is encircled by fabulous mountains rather reminiscent of those in Svalbard. In several places, impressive glaciers tumble down the slopes. We are all thoroughly pleased to have snow under our feet and are keeping our fingers crossed for a speedy onward journey to the Bay of Whales.