UPDATE: see the latest excuse below.
The satellite tracking map has been like this for two days. Follow the yellow brick road for an about face and head to land.
WUWT reader “strawbale” reports in Tips and Notes that:
Listen to the Row to the Pole latest news on their website, they have spent today iced in and unable to move. Apparently the climbed up a hill to see how far the ice stretched and its goes to the horizon.
…spent today “licking their wounds” is how their audio report put it…
Hopefully when cloud cover conditions improve we’ll see just how far that ice extends on the NASA MODIS page: http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/realtime/
UPDATE: The latest RTTP post from their website:
As the current path is blocked by more ice sheets, the crew use the downtime to put in some drill practice, moving the Old Pulteney up onto the ice.
UPDATE2: Well here’s the problem, they are still thinking like it is 2005! Too much listening to Dr. Mark “death spiral” Serreze of NSIDC, not enough time looking at observational data. From the RTTP Facebook page:
UPDATE3: they are on the move again, along the coast, trying to find an opening