Left the ice this morning and spent the day paddling across the lake, then carrying our gear across the forest and finally paddling again on the Stikine river. When Borge and I arrived on the 16th day and came down the river in a raft, we took a long look at the glacier moving away from us. And later on, having dinner on the riverbank around a campfire, we had time to reflect. It was then that we realized the commitment of our achievement: having never given up and resisting the temptation to abandon the expedition. We feared that we wouldn't reach the Southern exit of the glacier on schedule but we made it!