Originally Posted By: CityBoyGoneCountry
Maybe I'm missing something here, but what's the big deal about walking for 10 hours?

sunrise was 05:50.
he began @ 07:30.
sunset was 10:58.
there was no moon.

so he walked 3 1/2 hrs in daylight and 6 1/2 in the dark.

no trails.

no 'aids to navigation'.

not mentioned in the story were any compass, maps, or gps.

it was probably somewhat chilly.

might have been windy.

polar bears live there.

no weapons.

the ice was soft in places.

he's 63.

he's got my respect.


Edited by bsmith (11/17/07 01:40 PM)
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