April 17–18, 2024

These days were very difficult with many cracks in the ice that slowed us down. And just as we were crossing a lead that vexed us for hours, our main drone for aerial reconnaissance crashed! It took us about an hour on foot to find it, but Vladimir’s keen eyes spotted it, it was recovered, and repaired by owner/pilot Anton. Almost halfway to Greenland from the North Pole, but the going is hard.
Expedition diary Stage 2