Sjaak called in today and of course the unexpected. He's experiencing some tooth pain and is off to the dentist before leaving for Barrow.
His plan once in Barrow is 7-10 days of testing the equipment before setting off. The most important part of this process with be the overall weight of the sled and distribution of it.
Once he's off onto the ice, he'll communicate with his sister via satellite and she'll email/post updates.