Day 10 Continued

The Barometer has fallen all day – gusting winds, – 20 windchill to -30; wind > 25 mph – we did not get out of the tents all day.

We had + drift to start but now are moving away again being carried by the under-ice current away from the Pole.

It is a long day in the tent – napping, chatting, playing connect 4.
Some of our challenges over the week have included 3 broken ski bindings (2 for Dale, one for Michel); one broken tent pole (we carried 2 spares), I punctured my thermarest cutting cheese (patched – or it would have been a cold night); one broken ski pole.

But all in all we remain optimistic that the weather pattern will clear and we will make a push later tonight or early in the morning.


Sleepwear


Maintainin morale over a small stove

7 Replies to “Day 10 Continued”

  1. Hi Dr. Ross, at least you look warm (for the moment anyway). I tried to order you a party sized deluxe pizza to warm your day, but I couldn't find any pizza place that would deliver. Sorry. But keep on truckin' and stay safe. Think about you guys daily.

  2. WELL GROUP I THINK BIOPSY WAS A BETTER BET THAN ALL OF THESE FREEZING OBSTACLES YOU GUYS ARE GOING THRU KEEP UP YOU SPIRITS AND COME HOME SAFE AND SOUND I SHIVER JUST THINKINBOUTCA MARGARET F

  3. Hi Dale and gang
    I hope you don't encounter any more tent days, you will be at your goal soon. Dale you may be walking the last few kilometers if you can't repair your ski bindings…hope you find a repair.
    Thanks to all for bringing us along on your adventure via the Blog.
    Stay warm, safe and energized…
    Al & Mary Ellen

  4. Hi folks
    In Thunder Bay, we are preparing for the Run for Life on Saturday. Not the arduous adventure to the North Pole but a time when we all thank the organ donors for their gift to Dale and others…and also our awesome appreciation of Heather and the medical team that made it all possible. Thank you. MER

  5. Optimistic is good.I know we cannot appreciate the conditions you are facing.

    be safe.

    Bruce ..Queensville.

  6. Yo dale & gang….great interview on CBC this morn Dale…the other group about 100km south of you folks had the ice split under their tents???on CBC all ok but wet…praise to your guides and ladyluck..it appears with team 2010 there are no limits to your capacity to endure and prevail..happy landings..see ya soon fitz

  7. Hi Folks, stay warm, stay safe, and keep going. thinking positive thoughts here for you on the northern drift. Dr. Ross keep smiling and keep singing them all tunes of travel.

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