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.
Map over AntarcticaFrom 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.