Getting close...

Tough day skiing today! It was only -9 degrees (so warm)! But that meant soggy and slushy snow to ski through. 

For the first day of the entire trip the drift of the sea ice wasn't helping the team along and every inch of gain towards the pole was due to their own efforts.There were a few exciting crossings over open leads and generally it has been a long and tiring day. 

But they are pushing on for a few more hours as they are getting closer to the pole and they are excited to get to their destination.