A journalist observes life in the far north.
I secured a seat on the plane, which is smaller than any other plane I’ve flown in. I’m going to base camp. The pilot looks about 25 years old. He’s nice. The park ranger yesterday was young too. Alec and the Texan had to sit through a briefing, mostly about how they should deal with their toilet activities. A tv screen on the wall had an Edward Whymper quote, “…climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are naught without prudence, and that momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step and from the beginning think what may be the end.”