Leaving our camp spot on the snow and getting ready to hit the road on the Dempster Highway.
The mornings were the most difficult moment of the day during our 11 days ride. Temperature was always in between 25 and 30 C degrees below 0.
The routine was to pack tent, sleeping bags and mattresses as fast as possible, while melting some snow and have breakfast. Sometimes we had to run around, jump or shovel the snow bank just to warm up.
Repost from @becycling - The Dempster Highway has been a very tough ride, not only for the extreme cold temperatures, but also because of the crossing of two mountain ranges, the Ogilvie and the Richardson Mountains.
Total ascent is roughly 7000 meters over 700 km of dirt road. In the picture is the Tombstone Mountain, the last pass at 1300m before descending towards Dawson City.