Friday, June 8, 2012
The team starts off, single file on the snow.
They are testing a new ski technique and gear to allow carrying a second team member or 200 pounds of gear.
Some of the team are armed, to simulate a war time mission.
In Alaska there is a polar bear danger, but there are no significant land animals this deep into Antarctica.
The team hopes to be able to cover up to 40 miles a day on flat, level ground.