April 4th (Day 3)
It was very slow going today. Ian was struggling with the weight of his pulk which carries everything he needs and weighs around 90kg. We had expected to move relatively slowly at first as the pulks are at their heaviest, but the lack of snow on the land crossing has hampered us further. Phil, Mark and I took some of Ian's food but we were on the limit of what we could pull ourselves.
By early afternoon we made the decision to dump some weight and got rid of some of the food we were carrying. It looks like we may get a bit hungry towards the end of the trip! We heard from Becky who is recovering well and is expected to join us in five days. We have told her to dump some food too!