The alarm went off at three o’clock this morning which could only have meant one thing, either I’ve forgotten again how to use this new watch or it’s time to go get the venturers! Luckily it was the latter of these options and it was great to finally meet all the people from all over the world that are going to make this expedition flippin' brilliant.
After some long flights and a five hour journey back from the airport, everyone is now here, safe and well and being fattened up on some lovely Iocal food. After a quick tour of field base, it was time for Mark to welcome the venturers from all over the globe and then for Julia to introduce them to the staff team. The full expedition team is now complete hurray!
As the temperature rose into the thirties this afternoon, the venturers got a chance to change into shorts and flip flops, meet their new home for the next 96 days, as well as lots and lots of new friends.
Their beds are almost set up, the sun has set and there are just a few more things to work through tonight before they pack their bags again and head out at first light tomorrow morning for three days training starting with a 25km trek to the camp site. It’s going to be a full on few days for them and we’ll be updating you on all their adventures along the way.
But for now, it’s time to get packing for us all and then a few hours sleep. Nighty night.