World’s first unsupported crossing of the Greenland ice cap by an amputee

'George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer Raises Team's Spirits!'

‘George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer Raises Team’s Spirits!’

The weather deteriorated further on Day 10, whiteout conditions and extreme high winds made it unsafe for the team to continue with their journey.

They remained in their tents and continued to dig themselves out hourly in temperatures as low as -25°C

Peter and the team were up at 3am on Day 11 to continue with their epic trek.

At this time of the year the sun does not completely dip below the horizon, therefore allowing the team to switch easily to skiing during the night if and when required.

A very timely and pleasant surprise phone call with George Osborne raised their spirits for the long day ahead.

The team would like to thank The Chancellor for taking time out of his busy schedule to acknowledge the World First Record attempt and for the very kind invitation to Downing Street.

They pushed on through whiteout conditions and cold katabatic winds and managed to smash a fantastic 26km.

Unfortunately Peter has developed another blister but overall morale is very good.

They are all looking forward to reaching and exploring DYE II tomorrow, a U.S. surveillance station from the Cold War.
It was suddenly abandoned in 1988 but the building is still there, looking like a ghost station.

Day 9 PM Tent close up Day 9 PM Tents