Maxime Chaya - North Pole Expedition
The Team – tent-bound

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Yet another day of strong winds out of the North at 20-30 MPH, so we’re staying put until the wind dies.

A little rest for a tired bunch, but also the loss of one day’s travel which we will have to make up with extra effort in the next couple of days.

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Day 49 – Part 1





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Day 49 – Part 2





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Stuart Smith – Team Member
Day 49





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Maxime Chaya - North Pole Expedition
ReSupply Plan Landing

Maxime Chaya - North Pole Expedition
ReSupply in Progress

We are enjoying our first full rest day in 16 days, and we’ve earned it, traveling nearly 80 nautical miles in the last 6 days!

We are dreaming about the big meals that many people eat on Easter Sunday and looking forward to the not-so-distant future when we will be eating big meals too!

We are having a good time on the ice, and we are enjoying our surroundings and soaking in the spectacular weather and changing ice conditions as much as possible.

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Day 39 – Part 1





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Day 39 – Part 2





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Lonnie Dupre – Team Leader
Day 39





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Maxime Chaya - North Pole Expedition
Our Kitchen Stove

Maxime Chaya - North Pole Expedition
Playing with our Food! Or what’s left of it… before the resupply.

Maxime Chaya - North Pole Expedition
Inside the Tent – Cozy like Sardines

Maxime Chaya - North Pole Expedition
Morning Frost on the Inside!


Today is a rest day.

It’s our third week on the ice, we’re sitting in our tent waiting for the Twin Otter to make its way from Resolute to our current location with our First ReSupply.

The arrival of a ReSupply is highly dependent on good weather and snow conditions, so we first find a flat and wide pan, then we buckle up and pray for good weather. If the weather turns bad, we must remain in place in order to conserve what little food and fuel we have left.

Update: The weather did not permit a ReSupply today. We rested well, but must stay put tomorrow in anticipation of better weather and the ReSupply.

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Day 21 Briefing in Arabic followed by English





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