I have been here for 8 days and already it is starting to feel like home!
There is a really great bunch of people here and such dedicated climbers who have put their lives on hold to live their dreams!
I am sleeping [as is everyone else] in a small but comfortable tent. Although the temperature gets very cold at night (maybe down to -8 degrees C), I am warm. l sleep with 2 thermal pants, a pair of heavy duty fleece pants, 3 pairs of socks, 3 thermal tops, a light woollen jumper, a balaclava, a woollen hat, thick gloves and I am in a silk sleeping sheet which is inside one down sleeping bag which is inside another down sleeping bag [thanks Chris and Brigitte] 2 hot water bottles which become my cold drinking water during the day. As you can imagine, it is a look but at least I am warm!
It was so exciting to receive a Mother’s Day card of the Bathing Boxes and then a phone call…..would bring a tear to a glass eye! Thanks kids. Loved hearing from you and catching up with your news.
Thanks also to family and friends who have sent messages. It really means so much to hear from you.
Dad – sometimes the washing dries quickly if the sun is shining and there is a breeze.
Mama – so glad you are feeling much better.
Annette – Congrats on your grandchild and thanks to you and Jan for the temp report at the Baths. Too cold to swim in the melting ice here!
Thanks again for all the messages, too many to reply to all. I love getting them but even more important is how much Paul and Fiona love getting your messages.
I have started going for a walk each day… lots of puffing and panting but am feeling much better than when I first came in.
Paul and Fiona are getting ready. They are starting to pore over weather maps and see what looks good.
I was given this medal at Greg Every’s 60th just before I left. I didn’t think I deserved it until I got into BC. It was yummy thanks. It is really P and F who deserve a medal for what they are doing!
It is almost dinner time so will finish now. Food is amazingly good when you consider it comes out of a kitchen tent!
Love to all,