"the main bolts which attach the binding of ben’s boot to the skis have sheered off and the degree of damage is beyond repair. the unprecedented, appalling conditions of the ice, coupled with ben exerting his absolute maximum effort to achieve the speed record, have clearly impacted this crucial equipment failure. as a result, and coupled with the current ice conditions in the arctic ocean, ben is unable to continue without his skis on this high speed light weight expedition.[#]"
heute mittag noch eine satelliten sms geschrieben, bevor ich die news gelesen hatte, und reinhold als namen für den schlitten vorgeschlagen, "he never made it to the northpole, after all". ah, fuck.