We were super happy to see Misba last night after her long day of travel from Manchester, UK. As she settled into the cold and we sorted out the equipment she brought with her, four more team members were travelling North towards us from their respective countries; Olga from Russia, Anisa from Oman, Steph from London and Lamees from Kuwait. Welcome Ladies!
But if we think our logistics are complicated, spare a thought for the team setting up the floating ice station and runway known as 'Barneo'. They currently have two helicopters flying north across the lonely Arctic Ocean from central Siberia. They will fly to around 87 degrees before running out of fuel and landing on the ice. A plane will be called in to make a fuel drop to the helicopters so that they can continue on to a spot around 89 degrees. They will choose the best spot before calling in the plane a second time, this time to drop tractors so that they can clear a runway. It's an impressive operation!