Mush mush!

9 April 2016
Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Elevation: 51m
Latitude: 78°22’32″N
Longitude: 15°62’67″E
Weather: Snowing
Temperature: -6°C
Distance covered today: 3km
Distance to North Pole: 1316km
Ed is feeling: Wooftastic

The Trappers Trail 2016 dogsled race got underway today with a record
number of team entries. Chatted to a local teacher who’s a musher and he
says “we talk for half of the year about who is going to win!” A very
exciting and noisy event that was even being filmed by the BBC this year.
Our North Pole team remain positive and busy. Went for a ski without the
pulk sled and fair zoomed along! No news on the runway but many are taking
this as a good sign. We also have 54 polar marathon runners in town and the
Oslo Symphonia so hotel rooms are getting harder to find!