Too cold, too longJuly 16, 2009
They had spent years in the cold together, ice surrounding them for miles, the length of day-night-day exaggerated by the planet’s tilt.
Once, her fingers nearly froze when she removed a glove to adjust an instrument. Once, he nearly slipped into a crevasse.
It was no wonder, finally, when they huddled together, door battened against the howling Arctic wind. They had been far too cold for far too long.