A journalist observes life in the far north.
The Snow Dogs are now at high camp about 3,000 feet, or less than a mile, to the summit. Alec said they may attempt to summit as soon as Thursday. He is calling in the morning with more information. The air is thin and I could hear Alec breathing heavily but it wasn’t too bad. His oxygen saturation is about 80 percent, which is some of the best on the team. The lowest among the Snow Dogs is 65 percent. The day brought tough work getting to high camp but the views were spectacular, he said. They built a huge snow wall around their camp. They are concerned about the expected winds on Friday and are monitoring the weather closely.