We climbed about 3000 ft today and are now back down at Camp1. The weather was sunny and warm with temps around 17C to 20C -- quite a striking difference from the frigid overnight temps of -30C. For those of you missing the Manitoba winter, this is definitely the place to be.
We have reverted to our primal selves -- privacy is not a requirement, or at least not available, and taking care of bodily functions with our team members around is now the norm. Luckily (or not, depending on your viewpoint), we have a "Clean Mountain Can" to help us with some matters (http://www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/cmc.htm). Probably enough information on that front. I had a mountain shower today which consisted of 2 wet wipes and deodorant.
I am thankful that everything is holding together in terms of my physical fitness so far and my knees continue to work (Hurray!).
I am appreciative of all the messages from friends. Great to hear from the Mingays. And to Gilly -- thanks for noting my slow progress. You should know that I'm actually in Maui sipping Mai Tai's. Whilst passing through Seattle, I gave my Spot to a punter on his way to Anchorage!
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
- Mark Twain