(The team, roughly from left to right: Andrew, Girish, Lucy, Vijay, Ivan, Matt, Jen, Julie, Amanda, Joe, Deepak, Peta, Caz, Caroline, Liz, Paul, Neil, Mark, Peter, Dani, Gavin, 60/60, Dr Andy.)
Raleigh India field base is at Latitude 12 degrees 17’451 and Longitude 76 degrees 40’234.
It took most of this morning for the staff team – including the 10 newcomers who arrived early on Wednesday morning to Bangalore airport –to sort out the exact location of Field Base on the international scale during map reading training.However with careful guidance from Country Programme Manager, Mark Ashby, the team has got it now and has been busily plotting the weekend’s trek training route on to maps. (right: the main staff team en route from Bangalore check out fellow road users)
It has been a whirlwind tour for the newcomers to fieldbase, which includes:
Andrew and Dr Andy, our new medics who have been carefully stocktaking the FB medic office with Advance Team medic Caz.
Ann, our wonderful photographer has joined the Public Relations office. Ann has already confessed in real life she is an accident and emergency nurse who danced at the Moulin Rouge as a 20-year-old.
And our crack squad of Project Managers (PMs) Matt, Neil, Liz, Jenny, Peter, Joe and Caroline have joined Ivan to complete the team.(Left: Matt during boot camp discovers the steps of Chamundi Hill)
For most, it was a great chance to see the outskirts of Mysore come to life and get their first taste of the steps of Chamundi hill.
The answer to which is, of course: Not much.
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