12-5-09. Day 5 on the icecap. I have had an interesting 3 days…a day dog driving, Greenland Sledge Dogs are amazing they pull all day heavy loads with little encouragement needed. One got tangled in the leash and my attempts to rescue it led to a bitten hand, luckily I had gloves on. The next day, fresh from the day off of skis we made good progress in sunny weather covering 21.2 K. We are all tired and have sore feet from the constant pounding. Today another 23K in mostly white-out conditions, where it is hard to navigate and keep mind and body moving. But we are pleased with our progress and rest so we can battle another day. What keeps us going? Chocolate, haribo, pepparami and thought that every step takes us closer to our objective. More importantly back to our loved ones…I can see them all now; I send you a virtual hug. I am looking forward to my talk with Lordship Lane School tomorrow. All is well on the icecap. Daily up dates can be found on the Fuchs website.