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Blue is Cracking Like Rice Crispies

By John Stetson - May 4th, 2008

Via Satellite Phone - LISTEN IN!

Hello, John Stetson here on May 3rd, Ed Viesturs and I are curled up in our sleeping bag   were camped at the toe of a glacier we crossed today, actually the confluence of two glaciers that come off of the ice caps on either side of us, and was in our path and we went up. We're camped now on a beautiful, bright blue ice and as we're in our tent we can here the ice of this lake we're on  being pushed by the glacier,  cracking like giant Rice Crispies, as we lay here, kind of a of fun sound, actually, doesn't seem too dangerous. We had a great day. We felt almost guilty the weather has been so nice each day save for the one storm day. Again today was one of those days where we struggled to stay cool as we were working to get up on the glacier,  leaving the lake on the other side, getting very hot, we has some beautiful travel on top, it was like being on top of the world, or so I thought,  Ed informs me it was not in fact the top of the world, the top of the world looks quite different, but for me it was very nice. These glaciers come pouring off the ice cap, it's like spilt milk, these glaciers like milk run off in all directions. We got across, a little tricky.  We lost, well we didn't know the way, we had to rope off the glacier an get down onto the lateral moraine on the side and travel through the gully, absolutely amazing as we by icefalls over and around boulder to finally get down to our camp where we are now. We traveled about 11.5 miles, all is well, we are looking forward to another day of travel tomorrow. That's all we have. Thanks for checking in. Talk to you tomorrow.



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