The day begins with high optimism. A balmy -35C with sun and light breeze will make shooting much easier today and we head out with high hopes. We spend 8 hours bumping around on the tundra and find only bear tracks. The van gets high centred in a snow drift and the experienced staff has us dug out and pulled with another vehicle, in no time at all. After a long and unproductive day, we head back to the lodge and about 2 miles from home lose the tread off one of our tracks. The guys do their best to repair it, but in the end another van comes out from the lodge to rescue us. A long, long day and no bear images.