Friday, December 17, 2010
A cold night sleeping on the Branscomb Glacier but woke up to bright sunshine. Getting 24 hours of daylight as the sun slowly revolves overhead around our camp. Hard to prepare to sleep in bright sunshine even at midnight.
Went on a short climb up our mountain route to acclimatize today and to get some exercise. Tomorrow we head for Low Camp. We are tied into a common rope in case one of us falls into a crevasse. Winds were light and in the sun the temperature was about zero. When the sun is hidden by clouds and the winds pick up, the temperature plummets. They expect the weather to deteriorate later on tomorrow. We are ready!
(Note from Susanne: You can follow the weather Team Mallory is currently experiencing in Antarctica at this link: http://thistle.org/wx7/)