Author: Sarah McNair-Landry

More Rough Ice

Day 25Position: N 78° 32′, W 095° 09′Distance Traveled: 11.3 km / 7 mi Today was by far one of our toughest days. Standing up on a huge chunk of ice, we could see ahead of us a maze of rough ice. It was challenging due to the heavy sleds. We tried to weave a […]

Resupply Day!

Position: N 78° 10′, W 094° 15′Distance traveled: 10.7 km/ 6.6 mi It has now been 20 days since we left the community of Resolute, and today was our first scheduled resuply of food and dog food. We woke up this morning with one goal in mind: we had to find a suitable flat piece […]

Our Daily Routine

Day 15Distance traveled: 30 km/ 19 miPosition: N 77° 17′, W 092° 57′ Awake at 6 a.m., we reluctantly crawl out of our sleeping bags and light the stoves. Once the water is on, we start melting enough snow for a day of travel. Usually out of the tent by 8 a.m., we pack up […]

Rough Ice and Polar Bears

Position: N 76,04, W 093,3Distance traveled: 8.6 mi/ 14.1 km We presumed that we had made it through the worst of the rough ice yesterday and set off with the goal in mind to get some miles under our belt. With a fresh dusting of snow, travel was slow but steady, working our way around […]

Meet Raven, Lead Dog

Position: N 75,17.440, W 093,32.633Distance traveled: 20.5 mi/ 33.6 km After being spoiled by awesome terrain the last couple days, we ran out of luck. Dead ahead, on the horizon, lay patches of rough ice. We managed to weave our way in and out, hugging the shore avoiding most of the bigger chunks. The terrain […]

Trail Dispatch – Searching for satellites…

Coordinates: 68.59.553 N, 067.31.420 WDistance Traveled: 26 mi/ 42 km Temperature: -2.4 °F/ -19.1 °C (at 9:20 p.m.) Wind: 0-15 MPH/ 0-24KPH Cloud Cover: Overcast, clearing in the afternoon Sunrise: 5:11 a.m. Sunset: 7:57 p.m. Every night when everyone is tucked away in their tents, Abby is busy working on the trail dispatches. I thought […]