Sunday, November 15, 2015

Meet the Team

This morning Carl came to the airport pick me up. It is nice to finally meet him in person.  He then took me to the hotel where we met up with Emma who arrived yesterday.  She had quite an ordeal at Chilean immigration because she could not find her passport. But we're all here in Punta Arenas now. 

Stew, Devon and Carl in the checkout line
It's a gorgeous day today.  The hotel is quite nice too, as we have a sea view room. We met up Stew and Devon from the other team who will also ski to the South Pole, but from a different start (Messner, about 100 miles shorter).  We all went shopping for extra food.  Good thing there a big super market in town where they have pretty much every thing. And we cleaned out of their stocks.  We're talking about over 200 bag of dry soups, same amount for Ritter sport chocolate (we happen to all like this kind) and many other things.  None of us speak Spanish, so it was a bit of a challenge to ask for their stocks. Mas? No mas! were the usual question and answer.  

In the next few days we are going to sort out our food, gears and fuel for the entire trip. They'll be quite hectic but for now, we just kick and for a few hours to catch a nap or enjoy the beautiful city of Punta Arenas.

View from room

Two all the way teams at dinner

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