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Saturday, May 9

Visit to an ice cave

Isbjørn explore and map an ice cave 300m long and Polarrev ski across Eskerdalen and up Juvdalen to camp. Rein and Rype go up onto Coloradoplatet to look for pink footed geese but find only 9 reindeer all day. Not surprising as the top of Coloradoplatet is covered in snow and today the strong wind, spindrift and low cloud make it an inhospitable place to be. The descent route includes 200m of step cutting in descent. Ben worked hard improving the initial steps for the rest of the group. Then Rype ski back to Base Camp to dig out tents as the weather deteriorated. Cloudy, strong easterly breeze, temperature not recorded (temperature probe in its box are under a metre of snow)

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