Module 1 • Arctic Exploration: Navigation
Student Page 1-3c
Logistics for Last Leg of the Expedition
Paul considers the last leg of the expedition to be from Billing to Pevek. Given his analysis of the ice
conditions, and in particular taking into account that Area B is located on the last leg of the expedition,
Paul has determined that the expedition should arrive at its destination in Pevek around May 10.
When does this mean Team GoNorth! has to depart from Billings?
To calculate this you must first determine the approximate distance that need be covered.
>> Click on Ruler in your tool bar at the top of your win-
dow. The Ruler dialog box appears.
>> Select the Path tab.
>> Choose miles as your unit of measure.
>> Trace the route on the map. Place your cursor at the
point of Billing and click to set the beginning point.
What is the approximate distance of travel from Billing to
Pevek?
Traveling by dog team is not a straight line of travel. Add
Using your estimate of the distance from Billing to Pevek along with the information provided below,
calculate the number of days needed to cover the distance:
– At this point of the expedition the team should average traveling 25 miles a day.
– For every seven days, add one day margin for a storm day that does not allow for travel
– Every Friday is Education Day with no travel. This is a rest day for the Polar Huskies, and the team
works in the tents to deliver media and text to be posted on PolarHusky.com.
To arrive in Pevek on May 10, when will Team GoNorth! have to depart from Billing?
Total distance to cover divided by 25 miles a day = number of days needed
to travel the distance. Count backwards from May 10th and skip every Friday
(adding a day to the total days) + skip one day for every seven days to allow
for a storm day.
Share and discuss your result with your class! And stay tuned for Team GoNorth’s actual departure
from Billing and the arrival in Pevek!
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