"Maybe I'm missing something here, but what's the big deal about walking for 10 hours?"

You're joking, right?

He was 200 miles NORTH of the Arctic Circle!

He was walking through snow and ice, with nothing to stop the wind. Minus-36 degrees below zero.

He knew where he was going and nearly got there, in an area that is one of the least populated in the world.

And he knew how to tell rescuers where to find his family.