Smooth Ice for an Easy Glide
Fresh Polar Bear Tracks…
It’s a Beautiful Day
Max all Dressed Up
We had several “firsts” on this day…
This is the first day our sleds have truly felt light. The sleds are in fact getting lighter as we eat food and consume fuel, but another reason our sleds felt light was because we were gliding so well on the snow, which brings us to another “first”, a temperature of -10 F. That’s a 40 degree temperature difference from just over a week ago. The warm temps and easy glide allowed us to travel longer (8.5 hours) during which we made 9.25 miles.
It was so pleasant and easy to set up the tent in such warm conditions. I must emphasize, the sleds felt a lot lighter with the little extra glide. Everyone is very happy with our progress.
Our current position in degrees, minutes and seconds is N84.27.40, W78.22.xx
Day 18 Briefing in Arabic