(Please notice: the original, Norwegian reports are much more detailed than the translations below. We have decided to bring an abbreviated version in English at this moment of time. On requests, we will make a full translation later on. The most important facts as for the physical conditions and observations are included in translations below).
Friday October 10th
12.00 AM - 4.00 PM: Climbing Rogne (the mountain). Establishing camp with a perfect view over Hessdalen.
(The rest of Friday: radio check every hour. Establishing visual contact between the camps by means of laser-pointers and light-amplifying binoculars. As for the weather: fair but cold.)
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM - (Cold and windy. Some vague sightings of lights, most likely planes and / or lights from farmhouses.)
7.00 PM - 8.00 PM - Emergency! (See report from Team Bravo). Alpha is conducting a rescue operation. By means of laser-pointers and light-amplifying binoculars the two members of Team Bravo are brought together, guided by Team Alpha at a distance of 12 kilometres. This was a very dramatic but important incident. We learned that the equipment and the procedures were adequate for the situation.
9:15 PM - Kennedy! Bravo is reporting on the radio while observing. Alpha is taping the conversation from the radio. (See report from Team Bravo).
The rest of the night was a pure survival exercise.
00:00 AM - Snowstorm approaching and hitting Alpha! Alpha alarms Bravo. The Bravo crew has no chance to make it in a snowstorm without the shelter of a tent or sleeping bags.
11:00 AM - United with the rest of teams in Texas.
For Team Alpha,
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