Everything continues to jog along nicely…

Published on 06.04.2009 - Victorinox North Pole 09 Expedition

In their desire to be positive in everything they do and by always seeing any obstacles as minor difficulties, the two men continue to make their way towards the North Pole without incident. And without asking too many questions.

And if things keep going like this, John and Tyler may well win the gold medal for the best state of mind and the greatest strength of will that we have witnessed in polar expeditions over the past few years. In fact each time they report in, each day, while they may have to deal with this or that problem as they go on their way, the two men continue to put their efforts into perspective, display extraordinary confidence in their guardian angel and transform whatever obstacles they encounter into minor risks that merely require taking seriously. Without getting them out of proportion.

The result of this one-in-a-million approach to things is that despite the fact that they come across all sorts of hindrances as they travel (especially caused by the terrible state of the sea-ice), they continue to make steady progress by following a set routine (the pace at which they march, for example, their routine in the evening, specific details that they follow each morning before setting out, keeping strict control over their physical wellbeing, the exercise programme they go through each day, the way they eat, etc.), while keeping their objectives firmly in mind.

Hereis their progression table :

  • March 02, D 01, N 83° 08 096' / W 74°005.863', 2,3 hours walk, 1.7 NM, -37°C
  • March 03, D 02, N 83° 08.900' / W 74° 04', 5,5 hours walk, 0.87 NM, -41°C
  • March 04, D 03, N 83° 10.321' / W 74° 02.344', 6 hours walk, 1.4 NM, -41°C
  • March 05, D 04, N 83° 12.927' / W 74° 4.66', 7 hours walk, 2.63 NM, -41°C
  • March 06, D 05, N 83° 14.665' / W 74° 03.906', 7 hours walk, 1.7 NM, -51°C
  • March 07, D 06, N 83° 15.629' / W 74° 03.727', 7,5 hours walk, 0.97 NM, -50°C
  • March 08, D 07, N 83° 19.526' / W 74° 02.124', 7 hours walk, 3.9 NM, -39°C
  • March 09, D 08, N 83° 23.071' / W 74° 05.560', 8 hours walk, 3.6 NM, -37°C
  • March 10, D 09, N 83° 26.482' / W 74° 07.548', 8 hours walk, 3.4 NM, -37°C
  • March 11, D 10, N 83° 31.109' / W 74° 12.118', 8,3 hours walk, 4.7 NM, -33°C
  • March 12, D 11, N 83° 34.625' / W 74° 16.487', 8,3 hours walk, 3.6 NM, -37°C
  • March 13, D 12, N 83° 39.210' / W 74° 18.240', 8,7 hours walk, 4.6 NM, -39°C
  • March 14, D 13, N 83° 42.946' / W 74° 16.704', 8,5 hours walk, 3.7 NM, -41°C
  • March 15, D 14, N 83° 46.166' / W 74° 18.091', 8,5 hours walk, 3.2 NM, -38°C
  • March 16, D 15, N 83° 50.895' / W 74° 13.882', .8.5 hours walk, 4.8 NM, -41°C
  • March 17, D 16, N 83° 56.895' / W 74° 10.629', 8.5 hours walk, 6 NM, -38°C
  • March 18, D 17, no data
  • March 19, D 18, N 84° 09.479' / W 74° 21.600', 9 hours walk, 5.8 NM, -31°C
  • March 20, D 19, N 84° 14.691' / W 74° 34.747', 9 hours walk, 5.4 NM, -38°C
  • March 21, D 20, N 84° 19' 47" / W 74° 43' 42", 9,30 hours walk, 5.2 NM, -37°C
  • March 22, D 21, N 84° 26.564' / W 74° 40.361', 9,30 hours walk, 6.8 NM, -26°C
  • March 23; D 22, N 84° 26.564' / W 74° 40.361', 9,30 hours walk, 6.8 NM, -26°C
  • March 24, D 23, N 84° 39.114' / W 74° 35.147', 8 hours walk, 6.5 NM, -63°C
  • March 25, D 24, N 84° 46.801' / W 74° 29.952', 9,30 hours walk, 7.3 NM, -34°C
  • March 26, D 25, N 84° 54.501' / W 74° 30.444', 9,30 hours walk, 7.9 NM, -40°C
  • March 27, D 26, N 84° 03.187' / W 74° 37.884', 9,30 hours walk, 8.7 NM, -41°C
  • March 28, D 27, N 85° 12.012' / W 74° 30.144, 9,30 hours walk, 8.9 NM, -39°C
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