Below are excerpts from my expedition log. These brief notes, written (or often scrawled) in my notebook, describe a rather unusual daily routine. As we huddled in the tent and the stove hissed and murmured, trying to melt enough snow to make our soup, I had time to make some observations.

The log was devoted to technical information: distances, altitude, our situation, etc. All those vital things essential to our survival. Thierry also kept a Daynal–it was our nod to intimacy, our secret gardens in our shared adventure.

I hope you will find it interesting.