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Day 9 - Thinking About Family & Push For Home

Ray and Kevin managed 53KMs today through another grueling day of rugged terrain and difficult winds. Ray said, that was the furthest he has ever walked in a day. Kevin and Ray agreed their thoughts have been on their families back home. At this stage in the expedition the guys are really starting to put out some effort to reach the north end of Lake Baikal. Currently, the guys are on pace to break the record for crossing Lake Baikal by 5 days or more! Keep the warm thoughts and wishes coming they will need them for the final push! This has been one of the toughest expeditions either man has ever been on.

Tuesday March 9 2010 :: posted by Bob Cox

i2P Education - School Slides

i2P Education invites schools to submit water related work for posting on the website. Please contact Mark Dohn if you have material you would like to present.

The students of the Embassy of India School Moscow have created the following PowerPoint presentations:

Monday March 8 2010 :: posted by Ewan Affleck

Video and Photos From Days 5 to 8!

Lots of amazing photos from Lake Baikal! The video shows the challenge of dragging a sled over huge chunks of ice!

  • Video Update Days 5-8

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Telecommunication from Lake Baikal made possible thanks to technology provided by:
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Monday March 8 2010 :: posted by Nick Gravel

Day 8 - Lake Baikal Has Teeth!

This expedition is proving to be one of the toughest for either man. The weather conditions have been constantly changing, the terrain has been filled with challenges, and the heavy humidity has left all of their gear (even sleeping bags) wet. today's challenge was maneuvering over jumbled up mounds of ice. Videos will be posted a bit later of the guys pulling their heavy sleds over the top. Today was another call with the students and the questions were OUTSTANDING! Ray and Kevin are starting to ramp up for the push to the finish so they actually started a bit earlier today to try and get a little bit longer travel time. They wanted to thank everyone back home for the well wishes and for following along!

Monday March 8 2010 :: posted by Bob Cox

Day 7 - 42K And A Little Detour For Sightseeing

Ray said they were greeted with another day of incredible winds and difficult conditions. With that said they still managed to cover 42kms today! Along the way they took a slight detour to visit Olkhon Island and take some photos for the students. The object of the photos is the great "Shaman Rock" which is massive and juts out from the land. The photos of this incredible landmark standing tall out of the ice are sure to be tremendous! Photos to be uploaded later today!

Sunday March 7 2010 :: posted by Bob Cox

DAY 6 -Massive Ice Blocks and Fast Running!

Ray and Kevin said they had a very good day today! They managed to cover 50kms and at times were running very fast aided by a slight tail wind (for a change). Today they had to also maneuver through fields of massive ice blocks that blocked their path. They said it wasn't easy pulling the sleds up and over the blocks, but they had to do it. once they got clear of the ice fields they saw huge expanses of clear beautiful ice which enabled them to run unobstructed for miles at a time. Videos and photos to come later today!

Saturday March 6 2010 :: posted by Bob Cox

DAY 5-HEAVY WINDS MAKE FOR TOUGH DAY!

Ray and Kevin woke up today with renewed energy after their very exciting 53kms yesterday! The weather was clear, the winds were light, and the sleds had dropped a few pounds! Unfortunately , about 20 minutes after the start they faced some absolutely mind boggling winds. Ray said it felt as though they were back on Antarctica! The winds were so strong that running was simply not an option. Even though the winds were directly in their face the guys still managed to WALK a marathon. He said they are also running into ice fields where they have to maneuver around very large chunks of ice. Ray asked me to pass along his thanks to all of the students and teachers for their support!

  • Video Update Day 4 and 5

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Friday March 5 2010 :: posted by Bob Cox

i2P Education: Water Crisis Video

Kids talking about the use of fresh water and the need to recycle it:

Friday March 5 2010 :: posted by Ewan Affleck

Day 4 - Feeling Good!

Just got off a satellite phone call with Ray! The team is feeling really good about having covered 53km; conditions are very cold and there's lots of broken ice to deal with. Ray and Kevin send a special thanks to the students who participated the conference calls!

We'll have more photos and video from Lake Baikal soon!

Thursday March 4 2010 :: posted by Nick Gravel

Day 3 - Much Better !

Here's what Ray had to say today:

Today went much better for Kev and I. Pumped up by an awesome phone conference with students last night, we woke up from the wind/snow storm with renewed energy! Even though our tent was full of snow we went out and did what we came to do...run! We are almost back on track (we planned longer days at the end), and are satisfied with our 50km run today given we had to negotiate lots of broken ice.

Video and photos taken by Ray and Kevin on Lake Baikal:

  • Day 3 Video Update

  • Day 3: Convered in Snow!

  • Day 3: Snow in Tent

  • Day 3: Sled on the Ice 1

  • Day 3: Sled on the Ice 2

  • Day 3: Sled on the Ice 3

  • Day 3: Lake Baikal Ice 1

  • Day 3: Lake Baikal Ice 2

  • Day 3: Lake Baikal Ice 3

  • Day 3: Lake Baikal Ice 4

  • Day 3: Lake Baikal Ice 5

Visit the Epic Tracker to get live updates from the ice!

Telecommunication from Lake Baikal made possible thanks to technology provided by:
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Wednesday March 3 2010 :: posted by Nick Gravel