Day 4

Today was a day of organization! Keith and Dirk arrived at 9 am and went through all of our gear again – to make sure that we were taking what we need, no more, no less. So there were adjustments to be made, sacrifices, food (goodies) left behind……..but we managed to make it fit.
We loaded our sledges – Dale – 36kg, Michel 37 kg, and me Yipee only 33.5 kg (prior to adding all my electronics – OMG).
We sorted food out rather frightening how many kilos we have – diet is very high in fat and carbohydrates…..not what I would recommend as heart healthy.
We went out to the airport and had orientation and weigh in….rules from the Russians….
Barneo was set up via parachute drop on March 20th, 9th year they have done it this way – the runway was ploughed in 24 hours – 1500m long (plane only needs 800). They have erected the tent city with common areas and sleeping areas, as well as private areas for research (its primary mission)
Tomorrow we fly out, dare I say, weather permitting, at 930 am – 2 hour 15 minute flight.

9 Replies to “Day 4”

  1. lots of calls today re the newspaper article – great pictures – can't decide who is better looking, you or the bear – M&D

  2. Dr. Ross and Dale so impressed! Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all. Keep showing everyone that Organ Donation really does Work!

    And heart healthy IS important, but sometimes when you're going to work hard, you need the calories. I'm going to enjoy eggs and even a little bacon this morning after my 16K run. All the best!

    Mark Black and Family

  3. Hey Heath! Happy Easter! We are all up at the cottage celebrating easter and birthdays. Saw your article in the newspaper yesterday…looking good. Went skiing and snowboarding and swimming all weekend! Keep up the good work. p.s Eric says you need to stop by the new restaurant origin you'll love it. John, Brenda, Lindsay, Lauren, Meghan, Eric and Sadie!

  4. Heather – I now see what this trip is so fantastic. Wow, what an adventure. Thinking of you and your team. Safe journey home. Ken & Mariane Heathers

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