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

The real and sad truth is most people half his age cannot walk for 5 hours straight let alone the conditions this 63 year old man endured in the days before then walking for 10 hours...

I have spent time up in the far north and know first-hand what the weather conditions can be like this time of year. Even though I have a lot of wilderness experience, had I attempted this without any modern aids, I would of probably been found dead...if ever found.