Day 2

Second full day in Iceland and tonight we are testing the tent! A tent that we spent the day putting up and down: under the rain, under the rainbow, under the sun and finally under the stars. 

I have learnt a lot about tent routine in the Arctic, cooking stove, fitness training and a really inspiring discussion about book writing. I am really enjoying the process of discovering my teammates, lots of funny characters with a nice joyful, bubbly energy about them.

I loved again the dinner question session. Tonight it was about the coldest/ most adventurous / most physically challenging memory. You learn so much when listening to each others stories, the way they tell them, the story that they choose. For some it was some childhood memories, for others a sporty event or even related to work like Natasha's story when she followed Barack Obama’s inauguration at the White House. Misba’s story was funny and poignant; her first big trek alone with a group in the Atlas Mountains - you will have to ask her to get the full story! 

Susan Gallon