Smart dogs! They lay down and take a break while Paul Crowley hacks
a path with his ice axe. Just like Peary & Henson did 90 years
This is the kind of wide open sledging that
allowed Peary & Henson to make 30 to 60 miles
a day. With 24
hours/day of sun
they really racked up the miles.
Paul Crowley and Paul Landry are superior
athletes who have worked with dog teams all their lives.
fun doing this but other
people have to be air rescued!
|Paul Crowley's team eagerly pull the
lightly loaded sledges the NorthWinds team used. In 2000, on their
very first try, they matched Peary & Henson's speed.
Peary & Henson did it right on their
polar "dash" with
lightly loaded sledges. Compare their lean, mean, sledging machine
with the overloaded group at right.
Unhappy British travelers took a year to reach the
Pole. Notice the huge load on this sledge. It is as high as the
man's waist. This is too much for the poor dogs to haul.