Haytham’s reflections..May 8

8 May 2017 Part 1, 8:02 pm Alaska Time, Camp 3, 4,330m/14,200ft.

Yesterday was an epic day, we broke camp at 3,400m/11,200ft and moved everything past our cache and established a new camp at 4,330m/14,200 ft. It was tough going specifically because now altitude becomes a major factor. Once we arrived at 4,330m/14,200ft we had to build our camp so all told it was a thirteen hour day. Tough but very gratifying.

Last night on the other hand was brutally cold, nobody in our team slept well. We had all taken a Diamox to adapt to the altitude but at minus 30 C the cold was unbearable. I had put a water bottle with me in my sleeping bag when I went to sleep and when I woke up in the morning it was frozen. That means it was below freezing in my bag!! That was without a doubt the most uncomfortable we have been since we started… and it’s only going to get colder as we go higher:-(

Continued…

One Comment Add yours

  1. Tarek Al-Muzayen says:

    Sure it must be very cold, I can’t imagine. Keep warm and good luck.

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