The team enjoyed a well deserved rest day in the hut. They reviewed crevasse rescue and glacier travel technique. They ate a lot and swapped stories (with this group of explorers, there are of course many amazing stories!) They thoroughly enjoyed the sauna. It was a very restorative day which they so deserved after the first two.
The weather was very windy, 50 mph at times, and partly cloudy. The temperatures were below freezing but with the wind it felt a lot colder.
They will be back on the trail tomorrow and are all really looking forward to it.
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