I woke up early this morning, the team was only walking until midday because of an anticipated storm. The updated forecast this morning said the incoming weather was a hurricane with wind gusts higher than I have ever experienced. We all wanted to make the most of our time before the storm so we began walking at 8am. We walked for 4 hours and covered 9km.
During that time we spotted the British team (who shared their M&Ms with us) a few kms to our left. It looked like they were having a tent day due to the wind.
Around midday the wind really started to pick up so we finished walking and began to dig the camp in. We dug 1 meter into the ice to set the tents up lower than the ground. We fastened the tents down with everything we had, our skis, poles and pegs. I couldn't imagine the tents getting blown away after that!
Our guide, Bengt, then pulled out about 25 meters of rope and began lashing the tops of the tents together. Thats when I realised this could be a pretty full on storm, especially since I had thought the last one was big.