Evening jade iceberg tour
Last Wednesday it was decided we would take an evening jade berg tour. This berg had been discovered on a previous adventure and then marked with GPS coordinates for all to visit. For this tour we were hoping the sky god would be kind and keep the heavens clear of any cloud.
We took off just after 7pm, one Hagglund and two quads, in the Hagg was Gav, Rich and myself, with Tim and Bob on the quads. The going was slow as there was a lot of soft snow around from the heavy blow we had a few days earlier. It took us about an hour to arrive at our destination with the sun just starting to disappear and yes the sky god had been kind as the skies were perfectly clear.
The guys quickly set up cameras and started taking shots of the berg with the disappearing daylight. The moon was at about one third its full size and the stars filled the clear sky. Then the auroras started to turn on their charm with spectacular displays, all this time the guys were kept busy taking continuous photos which went on for almost three hours.
At about 11pm we headed back to station as we said we would return at midnight although I am sure we all would have been happy to stay out all night with this spectacular display.
By Keith D