Day 9

So I found the terrain slightly harder today. It felt as if the snow was softer, which in turn made it harder to drag the pulk. But I still completed 11 hours which I’m happy with.

Its the 1st December today, I would usually be eating my first chocolate from an advent calendar today and then eating about six more, I never wait. My mum still buys me one every year. Even when I was on an operational tour in South Sudan she still sent my advent calendar. She actually went to the post office and sent it next day delivery thinking it would be there the next day, bless her. It took a few weeks to get to me and I ate it all in one day.

So this blog is dedicated to my brothers. So I’m not wearing any jewellery on the expedition but I do still have my Rakhri on my wrist. Rakhri is a band that traditionally sisters tie on their brothers for their protection and I have been tying this on my brothers since I was a child. This year, for the first time, I asked them to tie the Rakhri on me too. So this goes out to my two big brothers(@jagchandi, @pardeep.chandi), thank you for tying my Rakhris on me. I have that protection with me now too.

And also a reminder to anyone, that it is ok to question or change traditions. I will now ask my brothers to tie a Rakhri on me every year and that will now be our new tradition.

That’s all for tonight.

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