Thursday, February 11, 2010

Settling into Yellowknife trying to get my skiing into shape, as this will essential to reserve energy levels and make the task at hand abit easier!
The temperature here at the moment is -11, this is quite unusual as the average temperature for this time of year should be at least -40.

Yellowknife is the capital of the Northwest Territories in Canada and has a population of 18,000. Yellowknife is just east of Slave Lake where they are now trying to construct apart of the famous Tibbitt to Contway Winter Road to service the mines. However they are having difficulty due to the high temperatures. This road is the worlds longest heavy haul ice road. 87% of the road is built over frozen lakes, Slave Lake is 260 miles long. When they overcome the temperature difficulty 4,000 fuel trucks will be transported to the diamond mines up north.

At the moment we are waiting for the rest of our food to arrive...hopefully by the weekend. We plan to have our food supply sorted by the end of next week. As we will then fly north by charter plane to Resolut Bay.

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