From Sjaak: "Dear Polar Ice Ride Adventure followers. A few days ago I succeeded in reaching Point Barrow, the northernmost point of continental USA. After having done a few more preparations I will leave Barrow tomorrow 21 February 2013 and head in the direction of Canada. Tests showed that the sledge and what I carry inside is far too heavy. But I have good hope we make it. I just start and see how it goes. Itís good to know that if it really doesnít work I can always get off the ice near Deadhorse, still about 500 km ice riding from here. From there roads lead down to Key West in Florida, the southernmost point of continental USA where my journey will end.
Until I get off the ice you wonít [hear from me]. But the plan is to give daily updates via satellite phone..."