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Monday, April 12, 2010

Day 9 - On the Ice

Day 9 on the ice.....

Started out early this am trying to get the distance done...only to spend almost 4 hours to get 1.7 miles! Ice cubes, water - Dale dipped his toe in (he didn't want to be left out) - but nothing else. He is absolutely fine.

Then things really improved and we were able to make some good time/distance. Dale led for quite a while - quote...'interesting to see the whole empty ice field right to the horizon with no tracks ahead - hoping I wont miss a soft spot'

We are at 89.45 East 129 - 15 miles left to go.....

Overall total distance covered 81.61 nautical miles

Everyone is doing well, the difference today was the cold, man was it cold - 25 plus windchill putting it down to about -40. The kind of cold that defies explanation - damp as well. We came into camp and the wind really picked up - major challenge for fingers and toes.

We are loading up tonight - bagels with salami, cheese appetizer followed by Lasagna in a pot (sorry LP and EDL)

The two polar cowboys continue to amaze finding paths through the chaos.
Hoping the wind is blowing us closer to TNP

MW Iced up

The boys at a rest stop

Finally the sun is out