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  • Fly to: Santiago, Chile

  • Internal Transfer: Santiago - Cohaique

  • Visa required: Not if British

  • Currency:Chilean Peso

  • Time Zone:-3hrs GMT

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Day 4, 07/11/07: - Patagonia Northern Icecap

Today was spent sorting out our food rations and after a quick lesson on expedition food we began. The others weighed out all of our supplies, gorp (good ol' raisins & peanuts!), carbs, dog biscuits, sauces, drinks etc while I peeled salami and chopped cheese in the kitchen. It was shocking to see the quantities of food we'd be consuming over the up & coming weeks, heck it almost felt like we were on a show with Gillian McKeith!

Evans eventually joined me in the kitchen, asking if I'd finished prepping the boys' ration; steady on mate I'm doing ours, which is taking forever and then Ben & Jaya have asked me to do theirs. Clearly you're not actually helping with anything so why don't you make a start on your own ration (clearly having to micro manage and instruct this lad was going to be an integral part of group dynamics).