The team had a great first day skiing Southward. The plan was to make today a half-day and they stuck to the plan, traveling for 3 hours and 45 minutes. During that time, they made 4.5 nautical miles of progress South. The reason for the half-day is acclimatization. It is common to feel the effects of the high altitude (roughly 10k feet or 3050m).

Tiredness, lack of appetite, and headache are all common while the body adapts, so the team took the extra half day to rest and hydrate. Conditions today remained similar to yesterday (-20C and cloudy, with a 7 knot wind from the East). As they made camp, the wind calmed and it was comfortable to spend time outside between napping and eating.

Listen to the full update below!

Audio Update from Keith Heger

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