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To crampon or not

I’ve been debating taking crampons.  Based on the information I’ve received from multiple sources, they’re really not necessary.  No need to bring an additional 2 lbs. From a former  ...

A bit of wisdom

Wisdom from an experienced polar explorer: “Take some jokes & funny videos with you. Laughter = Energy” ...

Cold ramen test

One thing I have done on previous expeditions is carry a lot of Ramen. Every day I would just eat the package of Ramen raw. Sometimes I would put the powder on top to give it a little bit of salt. Though, the ...

Bruised

One of the things about making foot adjustments this early is I still have time to suffer through them and become stronger. I was noticing cracks in the pads of my feet and took to them with a file. This help ...

Test charging

Charging the iPod nano with the solar cell seems to be a breeze. Plug it in with the little adapter and away I go. Now that’s a question of how much spare material do I bring per-unit to make sure that ...

Article by Jackson News and Guide

Thank you very much to the Jackson Hole News and Guide, better known as the “weekly” to locals, for the article on my expedition!   If you click the thumbnail in this blog entry, you can read ...

Idaho Falls Shopping

Road tripped yesterday to Idaho Falls to do some gearing up. Jackson has some resources, but a town of 8,000 people just won’t have everything to prepare an expedition. Anything can be ordered online ...

Towed up Old Pass Road

I towed up Old Pass Road from Wilson to Teton Pass today. The road goes from 6,400′ to 8,400′. It took me 4.5 hours to tow up and 2 hours to tow down. There was a bear and her cub sighted along ...

New tire flipping training video

My new Antarctic training video is available.  In this episode, I show tire flipping through the neighborhood. The point of this training is: Mentally training for going extremely slow Dealing with the ...

New Donor Levels

We’ve added incentives for donations at our donors page.  Please check out the supporters Donor levels page for more information. ...

Copy photos and video from iPhone to Mac

One of the problems people run into when using their iPhone or iPod is copying the photos and videos off the device to their computer.  The common way to get things off the phone is to email it your yourself, ...

No more Paris bags?

Are there no more Paris expedition sled bags available at Sportnett.no?  Oh no, that’s not good – I hope it’s just not on the website right now but they’re available. Otherwise I’ ...