The flight was organised by the Norwegian Air Force in a Lockheed Orion, dating back to the late 1980's. A cold night announced itself with doubled force after the balmy climes of Cape Town. "It will be cold at night" announced the flight engineer. And so it was. Extremely cold. As the Belgians woke blearily during the night to wrap themselves unconvincingly in scarves and other gear close at hand, they realised that the Norsemen have a gift of understatement.