After two weeks on the ice the Peary Centennial Team reports that they plan to reach the 84th parallel today. The first two weeks of the expedition proved challenging due to inclement weather which delayed their departure from Resolute Bay, a last minute change to leave from Cape Discovery rather than Ward Hunt Island, and extreme cold temperatures of -55°F when they first embarked. You can read more of their day to day adventures on their website, including stories of life inside and out of the tent, finding fox and polar bear tracks, and answers to some of themost commonly asked questions. You can also listen podcasts directly from the ice and view photos taken as they travel at http://www.pearycentennial.com/ and you follow their position at http://www.pearycentennial.com/xjournal/position.php.
The team needs to consume around 8000 calories per day to fight off cold and fatigue. One of the specialty items that the team eats while on the ice is Sour Dough Rye bread made by a group of Finnish women from Thunder Bay, Ontario. They also brought along dried and aged Italian salamis.
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