Heat signatures in that area by now might just as well be reindeer or search patrols.
And a Sea-King being repelled by weather tells a grim story about the situation.
Most of those helicopters are of my age, but comparable to a flying mixture of tractor and bus, sturdy and stabile much like their crews.
And weather being bad, I've been told the Kebnekaise massive isn't less horrendous..
They're doing whatever they can on the Swedish side, while on the Norwegian side they are struggeling to keep volunteers from crossing the border and entering the search area.
Red Cross alpine groups has been on alert since yesterday, one group is on permanent stand-by on the border by Bjørnefjel ready to cross into Sweden when given permission to proceed.
I don't envy the CO who's tasked with keeping the 5000+ troops on exercise close to the border in leash, suppose there's a growing restlessness among those who can't do anything else than sit tight and hope.