A morning report from the advance party at 89 South indicated that we would again be delayed because of clouds that would curtail flying. A couple of hours later, however, we heard the good news conditions had changed so we loaded up in the aircraft to head south. We left Union glacier in beautiful weather and were mesmerised by views of spectacular mountainscapes and hundreds of long flowing glaciers. That was soon to change, once away from the Elsworth mountain range we were flying over the vast white on Antarctica where it is white and flat in every direction as far as the eye can see. Incredible, and humbling at the same time. We stopped to refuel along the way then after a total of 4 hours flying we landed in the vast nothing at 89 South to be greeted by our advance party who had done a superb job of setting up camp. It is calm weather and a balmy minus 33 degrees C outside. The plane departed leaving us alone out here in the middle of nowhere. Woohoo, the journey has really begun now!
Tomorrow we ski 10km to begin our trek towards the bottom of the earth.