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Hello Aaron in Antarctica, day 77. Position South 89 degrees 40 decimal 962 minutes, West 072 degrees 01 decimal 181 minute. Time of travel 9 hours, distance 7.3 miles. I lost an entire mile to serious serious head wind, probably 20-25 knots. It was ba…


Hello Aaron in Antarctica, day 77. Position South 89 degrees 40 decimal 962 minutes, West 072 degrees 01 decimal 181 minute. Time of travel 9 hours, distance 7.3 miles. I lost an entire mile to serious serious head wind, probably 20-25 knots. It was bad, oh boy! oh boy! oh boy! Yea having that wind and loosing that mile and unfortunately being told that the wind will be staying with me through tomorrow means that there's no way I will make the pole in 2 days. Seriously bummed about that, I was really hoping to roll in on, what ever day that would be, what is today? Friday? yea I was hoping to roll in on Friday evening, (he meant Sunday), that is definitely not going to happen, I'm seriously bummed. Unfortunately, uh yea, the wind that bad. I'm trying to run as cold as I can not to have fog in my goggles and not to have my kartaners get wet, which are my wool liners in my shoes or my boots, and to no avail both ice formed in my goggles and my kartankers were moist, moist meaning my feet were cold all day. And that's not that bad but when I stop and I get off of my skis and march around and put the tent together that's when the real pain starts. As long as I'm on my skis it's kinda tolerable so oh man, toes are turning purple. Also that moisture causes my feet to dry out like crazy so they're cracked, so I gotta put some lotion on them which makes my sleeping socks even colder. Definitely gonna be 3 days to the Pole, oh dang it. Hey uncle buddy thank you very much for sending my dispatches to grandpa, I really appreciate it. And Also Rincon Valley S.D. in Santa Rosa, thank you very much for listening and following on my dispatches here, I really appreciate it. Uh, oh man, wind, now the total white out where I'm blind it's really not that big a deal other than you loose your balance, you can handle that, so my little two final nemesis are bad snow and wind and looks like Antarctica is really trying to give me a good send off here. So, in bed, I'm toast. Hope all is well with everyone. Out!

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Hello Aaron in Antarctica, day 76. Camp position South 89 degree 33 decimal 835 minutes, West 075 degree 53 decimal 430 minutes. Time of travel 9 hours, distance 8.3 miles, distance to South Pole 26 miles, elevation 9,100 feet. It was a super nice day …


Hello Aaron in Antarctica, day 76. Camp position South 89 degree 33 decimal 835 minutes, West 075 degree 53 decimal 430 minutes. Time of travel 9 hours, distance 8.3 miles, distance to South Pole 26 miles, elevation 9,100 feet. It was a super nice day for towing, overcast and no wind so I didn't bake by the sun and I did get my face burned off. Apparently it's suppose to be clearing but that also means the wind's going to be increasing. I was kinda hoping that the forecast would say yea it's going to be just like today for the next couple days but apparently not, that's a bummer.I found out that the visitor's center at the South Pole I guess is already closed, so if anybody out there knows how to finagle somebody to get me in there so I can get my passport stamped and maybe buy a few trinkets, I would hugely appreciate it. It would be a major bummer to ski almost 80 days only to be nixed by about 5, that would really suck. Dad thank you very much for the prayers, I have needed them like you can not believe. I guess I wouldn't feel so bad but I just have not been getting sleep for the past 5, 6, 7 days, I wake up at 3-3:30 and just start swirling around, it's pretty miserable. Um (laugh) just all this mind junk spinning around in my head, I mean only 26, 25 miles out so should be ok if nothing breaks and nothing turns punishment. I did find too that some more of my rations have gone bad because they were left in the sun. I'm shuffling things around so I don't end up totally starving. Pretty much dead on my feet constantly with hunger so that kinda sucks, I don't want to push my rations but I'm getting real tired of just starving and that does definitely suck. What else do we have going here? Oh the audio in my blog seems to be messed up, so hopefully you guys can even hear this. Kelly if you can somehow finagle Steve Daley or somebody to somebody who knows somebody to open that visitors center, I would definitely appreciate it please. Other than that, virtually no wind right now, it's kinda warm in the tent. I really hope that wind stays really low and it's way off axis. I wore my glasses today instead of my goggles cause my goggles just fog now, I get too warm, I don't know what's wrong with me, what's happened or what. What a pain in the butt, so hopefully I'll be able to do that or just keep taping my face and roll with that, who knows. Other than that ok but man I just want to sleep, I just want sleep. Hope all is well. Out!

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Hello Aaron in Antarctica, day 75. Camp position South 89 degrees 25 decimal 722 minutes, West 079 degrees 10 decimal 252 minutes. Distance 8.3 miles, time 9 hours, distance to the South Pole 34 nautical miles, elevation 9,100 feet. Way point to the VL…


Hello Aaron in Antarctica, day 75. Camp position South 89 degrees 25 decimal 722 minutes, West 079 degrees 10 decimal 252 minutes. Distance 8.3 miles, time 9 hours, distance to the South Pole 34 nautical miles, elevation 9,100 feet. Way point to the VLf marker I'm headed for is 33 miles out at 176 degrees. Even thought I have my compass set 174 I'm still not quite on, I'm gonna correct it out to 172, using the compass here has become quite challenging cause the needle floats around everywhere and with the shaking of the compass it develops a massive bubble, I actually spend quite a lot of time trying to pin point navigate. Some areas this morning there's tiny little lumps of sastrugi, they're all mushy, it wasn't too bad. Then there's a massive open area where it's almost impossible to sight anything and now I'm in little lumps of junk again. Uh icing on the goggles, no solution. I had it under control for so long and I think two things, one there's no cross breeze it's all front breeze so it just packs that air right into my face, it doesn't blow it off and two my little masky thing hanging off my goggles to protect me probably keeps the steam in, but I noticed it's not necessarily steam coming up but my face is actually warm, it's the only warm part on my body. Ran with only my shirt and my parka today, I mean even though I eat against the wind when I'm sitting there it just cuts right though that thing so if the wind picks up I'm gonna have to put the leave in jacket on then the parka on, since I'm fogged up and iced anyway I guess it doesn't matter. It was very difficult to run with the pants unzipped because any wind also bites into there. The kartankers getting wet, I figured out when I've got boots on I'm shoveling stuff out I get that hot flash feeling, that's when they first get moist. They're probably getting moist when I'm skiing but I'm cold, again this is, I think I had this problem when I first got here, battling it for about a week so again I don't have a particular solution. As long as I can keep punching 8 plus miles a day, I don't know if I want to mess with anything, try anything cause the more I fool with it the worse things get. Um, what else? Oh yea, weather tomorrow is suppose to be super light air but with the deteriorating conditions, overcast coming in. Apparently ALE is bugging out of South Pole camp maybe early, I don't know what the whole deal is, so there's not really gonna be a team there. I'm running fairly tight on food, as long as I get to the Pole in 4 days I've got 2 or 3 days of food left so talk about cutting it to the absolute wire. I've only got 2 liters of fuel left, so they're gonna leave me 6 days of food a gallon of fuel so if terrible weather descends and they can't come in and eventually pluck me out, I won't starve and dehydrate to death. Should be able to arrange a tour at the station, that'll be good. Uh guess a lot of technical details but I still got 32 miles to go. For any other activity, running, jogging, biking, anything, backpacking, 34 is nothing but on skis towing sleds it is still 4 days, it's just blows my mind. But that's ok I'm keeping the mantra of just gotta hang for 4 more days and then I get to just lay around and fricken sleep, I'm so toast. Wake up at 3am thrash around, I just can't get back to sleep, it's kickin my butt. Also being short on butter or actually having no butter, uh yea enjoying some serious bonking but I've got some food for it stashed, couple cookies and what not so I'm gonna start nibbing into them just to take the edge off. Hope all is well with everyone. Out!

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Hello Aaron in Antarctica, day 74. Camp position South 89 degrees 17 decimal 420 minutes, West 080 degree 20 decimal 831 minutes. Distance 8.3 miles, time 9 hours, elevation 9,100 feet, distance to South Pole 42 miles. Current targeting VLF airport mar…


Hello Aaron in Antarctica, day 74. Camp position South 89 degrees 17 decimal 420 minutes, West 080 degree 20 decimal 831 minutes. Distance 8.3 miles, time 9 hours, elevation 9,100 feet, distance to South Pole 42 miles. Current targeting VLF airport marker, 42 miles at 177 degrees, I don't want to head dead south cause there's a huge HF antenna and I to have to divert around it and that'd cost me half a day so. At this distance I can just shoot straight forward and there should be no cost. I was trying to be real subtle about my correction with my compass to 175 and so far I'm holding the course. Found that there are, besides myself, 3 teams remaining. Villa from Iceland last night was at 89 degrees 30 minutes, so she's probably about 3 days ahead of me. There's a South African ski the last degree team, 89 degrees 52 minute, they should be at the Pole tomorrow and then there's a crazy guy, poor guy, named Richard Parks, whose all the way back at 87 degrees 11 minutes. The weathers beginning to deteriorate and he's just entering the hell zone, I can not even imagine going through that stuff in that deteriorating weather. Today was pretty much a serious day of real punishment, suppose to only be 10 knot winds and that's how it started but it got up to 20 - 25, I mean I just died. It got strong enough to where I started getting shoved around when I was facing away from the wind. So I know that's at the 20 plus mark and fortunately I put my parka on in the beginning. So this whole google fogging, icing thing I figured out is when that is blowing dead in my face they ice up no matter how cold I'm traveling, I mean I was a shivering cold, miserable dog and the only way I kept them relatively fog free was the last session, my hands were freezing, my feet were freezing, I was literally yelling at myself, keep warm, thinking of ...Santa Ana Winds, Vegas, anywhere to keep me hot. I barely held on, I was planning to do another 15 minutes but my stomach was starting to sear, I was just roasted. I know it's bad wind because the horizon becomes hazy and gray, when I see a gray horizon I know I'm in for a real beating. It's been a long time since I've suffered through that and yea I pretty remember how much I hate it. Tomorrow the forecast is suppose to be for light wind and then Thursday it's suppose to deteriorate theoretically 10 knots out of the east but now that I know what that means, oh my gosh. So I don't quite know what I'm running on at the moment. Also, oh my gosh, I've been feeling kinda bad over the last 2 or 3 days eating breakfast, just eat some, feel blah, real yucky, take a while to eat it. What I do? I figured out today while chomping on my butter is all my butter supply has gone rancid, when it was cached by the air craft crew, it wasn't buried so it was sitting in the sun, you'd think at minus 15/20 degrees it wouldn't have gone bad, it's destroyed so I'm out 7/8 blocks of butter, oh boy, um, bonus, sled lighter, major draw back, I'm gonna be hungry, gosh dang it that sucks. As long as I can hold 8.3 miles, I'll get to the Pole or at least a Geo camp sight and then I don't know what I'm gonna do because their gonna close down the camps so. Needless to say it's getting tight and kinda stressful so. Hope all is well. Out!

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Hello Aaron in Antarctica, day 73. Camp position South 89 degrees 09 decimal 138 minutes, West 081 degrees 02 decimal 217 minutes. Time of travel 9 hours, distance 8 miles, elevation 9,000 feet, distance to South Pole 51 nautical miles. Next way point …


Hello Aaron in Antarctica, day 73. Camp position S89 09.138, W081 02.217. Time of travel 9 hours, distance 8 miles, elevation 9,000 feet, distance to South Pole 51 nautical miles. Next way point I'm targeting is actually a VLF marker, for air crafts, just off the pole at 177 degrees, so as it's about 50 miles away, I need to start correcting for that instead of heading about 180 degrees south, otherwise I'm gonna end up with over a half a day of travel just to laterally traverse which would really suck. So at this distance, 04 degrees, I just dial that in, hopefully on the compass, I tried to dial it in today but I actually didn't do too well so. I'll make my correction more severe, cause 2 or 3 degrees I can't even, it's really tough to even do on the compass especially with the huge bubble that develops when that things shaking so definitely a challenge there. Also I ran into some mushy sastrugi from 89.03 to 89.06, it was all lateral to the traverse, uh that sucked, slowed me down, it was only a quarter mile slow down but slow down is slow down and my hip lets me know that yea dude not pleasant. So that was interesting. Um, hey question for Alf, I was calculating the horizon viewing distance for human is about 3.4 miles and yet when I see objects on the horizon and I march towards them, they're maybe only a quarter miles distance, does the earth move around here or what? If you could give me a calculation on that I'm kinda curious. Uh Kelly asked if I could seam seal the goggles, if I would have done it probably several weeks ago when it was warmer and I could get my goggles totally dry then maybe. I keep piling on duct tape but that doesn't seem to do anything. One thing I found too is it's when the wind is dead in my face that's when I die cause today I was really good and when the wind shifted a little bit, then my face foom, almost immediately. So what I did was I started walking with my face sideways and after a while things cleared up so I don't know what the deal is with that, I'm not blowing it out but, too I notice when I'm going where ever the wind directions coming from the opposite side tends to be the one that will fog up, uh I don't know. I've just been trying to run as cold as possible, when I'm skiing I'm just cold and when I stop I'm shivering and just miserable, to try and keep those goggles from fogging cause once they fog I can't navigate cause all the globs of snow out here is so small and subtle that your goggles aren't clear you just can't see em, that really sucks. My mom asked, how much weight do I think I've lost? Definitely notice the pants are a little bit looser, my stomach isn't gone, I've consuming probably 5,700 calories a day, toss down a cookie or 2 just to cut the bonking out I suffer the first 2 sessions cause that's pretty miserable, seems to help a lot. Also, today I went to total inner space, not the Martin Short movie, but just going through memories of places I've been, where I've gone, what I've done, people I've known, people I've forgotten, cause I'm just trying to pass the time as much as I want to listen to my ipod, it dies in this extreme cold and I can't get the audio books to play in proper order so it's infuriating and useless anyway. Hopefully as long as the weather holds out, 6 days to the Pole, give or take. Out!

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Hello Aaron in Antarctica, day 71. Camp position South 88 degrees 52 decimal 861 minutes, West 081 degree 21 decimal 244 minutes. Distance 8.3 miles, time 9 hours, distance to South Pole 67 nautical miles, elevation 9,000 feet. Oh yea it was one of tho…


Hello Aaron in Antarctica, day 71. Camp position South 88 degrees 52 decimal 861 minutes, West 081 degree 21 decimal 244 minutes. Distance 8.3 miles, time 9 hours, distance to South Pole 67 nautical miles, elevation 9,000 feet. Oh yea it was one of those weird ones today, even though it was minus 20 degrees, session 2 and 3, I was literally down to my shirt with my parka and jacket wrapped around my waist it was so hot. It's kinda weird it's not hot but the solar radiation here is so intense it just cooks ya and my goggles didn't ice up, they fogged decently but I couldn't break down any farther than that. The interesting thing is I also had a tail wind for those two sessions so that actually made it hotter but the tail wind kicked up just enough where it was cooling on my back and actually gave me a little burst of speed so that actually felt good, kinda nice to enjoy that for once. Then by session 4, just a little puff of wind from the south or east or whatever hit me and whoaaa, I mean just 2 or 3 knots is all it takes and boy jacket back on, go from alpine gloves to mittens, I mean, wooo, doesn't take but anything to slice and dice ya, that's for sure. So it's definitely a weird place um your in minus 20 degrees and yet your on absolute fire just hanging out, so definitely a problem there. Not too bad of camp ground, the surface continues to be soft and mushy, I've been warned that is pretty much the way it's going to be all the way to the Pole. I did get a chance to speak with Hannah McKeand last night, gave me some pointers on how to try and maintain my goggles and get that all up and at this point I'm just having challenges trying to maintain and keep that and I think I'm just gonna cover my face with band aids and hopefully that'll all do it so I''l actually will look like Bossk the Bounty Hunter from Empire Strikes Back, that'll be an interesting look that's for sure. Other than that I've currently got eleven rations and assuming everything goes ok, I'm gonna keep doing 8.3 miles a day, I'll get to the Pole in about 8 days. Uh yea, I'm having to put an extra half session at the end of the day to get past that 8 mile mark and that's a really butt kicker, my achilles, my feet, my knee and my hips and my back really don't like it but I don't want to drop too many miles cause there's a massive cloud bank hanging off to the east here, been told it shouldn't visit me but you know how weather forcasts are they can be instantly different so pretty much pray for me that I have good weather coming into the Pole. Definitely still 64/67 miles, it's not next door that's for sure. I hope all is well with everyone. Out!

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Hello Aaron in Antarctica, day 70. Camp position South 88 degree 44 decimal 608 minutes, West 081 degree 54 decimal 712 minutes. Distance 8.3 nautical miles, time of travel 9 hours, elevation 9,000 feet, distance to South Pole 75 nautical miles. I’m re…


Hello Aaron in Antarctica, day 70. Camp position South 88 degree 44 decimal 608 minutes, West 081 degree 54 decimal 712 minutes. Distance 8.3 nautical miles, time of travel 9 hours, elevation 9,000 feet, distance to South Pole 75 nautical miles. I'm really trying to keep it at 8.1 to 8.3 miles per day so I can knock this thing out in 9 days and knocking it out is a relative term, I just talked to one of the staff at ALE and they say I'm kind of a legend and yea a legend in my own mind maybe but, apparently I'm buying or the longest time ever to South Pole and probably not quitting but, that's ok I'll go with that. Finally took some lip and cheek damage, I've had frost hanging off my face for quite a bit and it finally got me, not bad but, gosh darn it. So I antibacterial it and gel it and bandage it. One thing I've run into, until I get some good sun, I just can't wear my face mask breathing through it with my goggles, in fact yesterday I found that a huge ice chunk seemed the breathing holes of that thing so no wonder I couldn't breath I was practically hyperventilating, it was just so cold dead in my face. So today, switched around went with the parka and hood, it was ok other than boy it doesn't take long to get bit, at all. That was kind of a bummer but oh well, as long as I can keep it under control and it doesn't get infected, that's apparently not uncommon, uh yea. Let's see what do we got, oh the Wort crew sends it's best wishes, thank you very much. The crew at the Wort Hotel I really appreciate that. Peter and Emily, thank you very much for the donation, I'll make sure to get the phone call into you guys there, and a special shout out to your three daughters Piper, Sage and Ruby, thank you three so much for following my expedition I really appreciate it, hopefully it inspires you to do something really big and exciting with your life too. Let's see, the surface is kinda mushy at this point, so it makes the Pole even a bigger fight so even though my sleds dropped 2 pounds a day at least, the surface is kinda crunchy and mushy so it really all seems to end up being the same. And also it was near whiteout today so it was definitely zin travel but apparently it's suppose to be not as bad tomorrow but higher winds so I have no idea how I'm gonna deal with that with this whole face thing but, I don't know, I figure it out I just can't have my mask icing over anymore, until I get done there's no way to deal with it. Hope all is well. Out!

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Hello Aaron in Antarctica, day 68. Camp position South 88 degrees 27 decimal 240 minutes, West 082 degrees 22 decimal 818 minutes. Distance to South Pole 92 miles, distance traveled today 9 miles, time traveled 10 hours, elevation 9,400 feet. Oh my gos…


Hello Aaron in Antarctica, day 68. Camp position South 88 degrees 27 decimal 240 minutes, West 082 degrees 22 decimal 818 minutes. Distance to South Pole 92 miles, distance traveled today 9 miles, time traveled 10 hours, elevation 9,400 feet. Oh my gosh my feet hurt, oh. Trying to toss in that extra half mile, 3 quarter mile at the end of the day is a real butt kicker, I was desperate to get that 9 miles today. Found out some good news that the team that just made the South Pole said that the perpendicular lateral sastrugi I've been crossing suppose to die at 88.38 so it's just about at a day range for me but. Looking forward to this stuff thinning out cause man my knees hurt, my hips hurt, my feet are searing and it's starting to kill my lower back cause that constant jerking. Even though I've got a bungee in there to take the sharp shock off, still it knocks your whole body around, it pretty much sucks. Boy it is cold here now just a 5 to 10 knot wind picked up today. I can't use my alpine gloves anymore except in just dead calm conditions. All my Outdoor Research gloves have been totally awesome, I highly recommend it, but after 60 plus days of no laundering it just got so filthy that they're no doing anything so. This is the first day I busted out my mittens and man I was glad for it, those things are little toasters, Outdoor Research mittens. They're not sponsoring me but let me tell ya I'd go buy those things again in a heartbeat. Um yea it's so cold that my shot blocks from Cliff Bar products, they don't really chew anymore, they shatter in the little rail, so I have to stick em in my mouth and spin around for a minute or 2 for them to soften up enough, I mean I couldn't even bite through if I wanted, a jaw breaker is softer than those things. A detail note, I always make sure to do fuel transfers outside of my tent, whether filling bottles, putting caps on or whatever cause boy a couple times I've accidentally tapped em and almost knocked them over and I've heard of other expeditions completely ruin gear, so you definitely don't want to do that. Hey a shout out to my brother Jason, Jake and Justin, hopefully you guys do something real nice for your moms birthday tomorrow and then Mark, thanks very much for the message on facebook and thank you everybody else. You have no idea how uplifting that is and I'm glad I can be inspiring to you guys. Hope to meet your wife there Mark, I'd like to meet Joselyn soon. A shout out to Esther and Rays family, Esther, Ray , Jenny, Aiden and Jessa, Thank you very much for the donation and look forward to talking to you guys, definitely look forward to seeing you when I get back. I've had to break out my new kartankers because my feet are just getting too cold. They're actually quite thin now and I've had my new kartankers in the boots which are these mesh wool liners and I've actually, when I got into my tent and I took them off actually I had frost inside my boots, it's just that cold so. Boy oh boy and I had a horrible icing problem in my goggles, I haven't had that since mid November cause of the wind dead in my face so. I gotta try some different things tomorrow cause boy that's pretty miserable. It's suppose to be low clouds coming in I hope it's not ground white out, that'll kill me. Hope all's well. Out!

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Hello Aaron in Antarctica, day 67. Camp position South 88 degrees 18 decimal 773 minutes, West 082 degrees 36 decimal 407 minutes. Time 9 hours, distance 8.3 miles, distance to South Pole 101 miles, current elevation 9,635 feet. I don’t exactly believe…


Hello Aaron in Antarctica, day 67. Camp position South 88 degrees 18 decimal 773 minutes, West 082 degrees 36 decimal 407 minutes. Time 9 hours, distance 8.3 miles, distance to South Pole 101 miles, current elevation 9,635 feet. I don't exactly believe that because I was told that the South Pole is exactly 9,186 feet so. GPS elevation's always kinda fuzzy and especially down here is quite erroneous and unless all of a sudden I start going down a bunch of hills over the next 100 miles, I'll probably have to correct that out. The hill that I went up yesterday and camp on, I'm now calling that 6 Session Hill, took me a full 6 sessions, an entire day in totality to get up that thing, unbelievable. And then I'm camped on another hill right now, the tough part has been the streaking and sastrugi isn't particularly big but it's exactly perpendicular to my line of travel so you just can't get a good speed and keep moving, you just keep hitting stuff so, it's quite discouraging that's for sure. It keeps making me do static friction in motion in 20 feet and then you stop, just kinda saps your energy. Speaking of sapping energy, I got the enjoyable little gastro intestinal activity this afternoon, I haven't had that in I don't even know how long. I think it stems from my camp cookware, smelled a little funny last night, I poured the usual boiling water in there and I thought it was clean, wrong. So I triple boiled it and kinda worked it over and hopefully will be ok. Naturally of course I ended up with my strongest meal, chili mac beef so (laugh), boy you don't want to be near my tent tomorrow morning that's for sure. Let's see what else do we got going here, any of the newcomers that are following this expedition here, if you have any questions or thoughts or want to know anything about what it's like down here or what I'm doing this for or how I do certain things please shoot me an email on facebook or through my expedition manager, Kelly, my parents or however you know me, then they'll definitely be able to get me the message. And also everybody that sent messages, thank you so much it definitely raises the spirit that's for sure. Thank goodness today was a very nice day, barely any breeze cause man that stuffs now cutting like a razor blade, even just a little 5 knot wind and you're like "oohh". I can hardly use my alpine gloves, I have to wear the pogies. I'm gonna have to break out the mittens and I really hate using those things cause, I don't know the pogies are annoying. I can take off the pogies and then use my alpine gloves to do things but once I've got the mittens on, the only way I can really practically do things is to take out my liner gloves to fiddle things and that really sucks. So uh I mean you just, in this air temperature, it's probably minus 25 minus 30, you just can not have your skin exposed to air, especially the wind, I mean the wind chill's at minus 70 even at 10 knot wind and boy that'll get ya. Hope all is well with everyone. Out!