Hello hello sorry for all the delays, sorry for the lack of communication over the last week, we got a lot more remote quicker than we expected. So apologise for that. Hopefully from now on we will be up dating hopefully once a day. So what’s new? we are now at the base of the Jorge Montt Glacier, its taken us all day to get here by sail boat. Its now just about to go dark so we’re actually going to sleep on the boat tonight and then in the morning we’ll take a rib to the shore and start for real. Tarka is incredible excited he is jumping around like a kid in a toy store and I am contemplating how I got my self into another mess!! Our biggest concern at the moment is that I hurt my back about 5-6 days ago, just strain from carrying the luggage and it hasn’t yet fully repaired and its just playing on our minds as its not the start that we would have hoped. But it’s the way it is and we will do our best with what we’ve got.
The packs weight in about 46 Kilos each at the moment and in addition we have two 8 kilo dry bags which we will shuffle for the first few days and then all the climbing gear and ropes on top of that. Quiet a lot for the back to cope with when its not in perfect working order.
Weather wise we been quiet lucky its not raining its pretty cloudy but fairly pleasant. We’ve had a lot of ice bergs to get through today with the boat which is why its taken so long to get here. But all should be good for the morning.
The only other big news is apparently yesterday we were in National Chilean News papers, but we haven’t seen a copy and it will take a good few weeks to get to the village of Caleta Tortel where we left from this morning, we just heard that thought the grapevine.
That’s all for now, hope fully well have exciting news when we actually get under way. Till tomorrow.