Alpha three have bonded so well they now call
themselves a family. They all sing along together and have a good laugh to help motivate each other through the tougher times of the trek and reportedly "I Will Survive" has become a favourite!
The group have had visitors from Field Base come out on a loop and after hellos and big hugs they enjoyed a rest day. The Loop Team brought a mini shop where the group could treat themselves to some fizzy drinks and chocolate, which was very well deserved!
On their rest day they group got to sleep in until 9:00 which was a right treat as their normal wake up is 4:30! This was a day when the group sat together and chatted, washed some clothes and wrote letters home.
In their own words Alpha Three are "all dirty, sweaty and smelly.
In pain, sore and blistered. But all doing well."
The group have enjoyed cooking over open fires and trangias and following a shopping trip they acquired a live chicken which was prepared by the iron stomached Richie! A big chicken stew was created and the group were delighted to have meat back in their diet!
The group ventured through leech infested areas and they would like to thank Project Manager Zoe and team member Karl for taking a leeching for the team!