May 3 Team Storm Day At Camp 2

The May 3rd Team checks in from Camp 2, where they stayed put today, due to weather.   This camp is nestled deep in a stunning bowl, with tall ice cliffs to the south, and steep snow and ice ringing the east and northern aspects of camp.

A challenge with satellite phones at such far northern latitudes is that the satellites generally orbit the earth to the south.  The same ice cliffs that turn pink and orange as the sun works its way around the north side of the mountain very effectively block satellite transmissions from camp.

Much of the post is unintelligible, but messages from the team indicate that everyone is in good spirits and they are getting a lot of practice at the fine art of digging out their tents from the snow.


(Apologies for the inaccurate title to this post from yesterday!)

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