FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17, 1984
After the usual hectic last hours packing and buying gear Jamie and I were finally on our way to Pete's place. Jamie had arrived from Toronto on Monday morning and had spent the week in Vancouver. Brian and Helen were already there. We loaded up Jan's truck and headed out to the airport for our 1pm flight. We had 13 pieces of luggage plus some hand luggage. Luckily Jamie had gotten a deal from CP Air back east waiving the baggage restrictions. We said our goodbye's and proceeded to the boarding gate. I had my crampons in my day pack which really got the security people excited. Once I explained what they were I was let through with no problems. We flew in a Boeing 737 which is 6 seats wide with 3 on either side. They served us a good chicken lunch.
The flight had a stop over in Fort St John before continuing on to Whitehorse where we landed at 4:40 PM. Brian's sister Barb and her boyfriend Dave met us at the airport. They were most helpful and very generous allowing us to stay at their place while we were in Whitehorse. We had so much gear that Dave had to make two trips in his truck. We bought 12 gallons of white gas and sleds to pull our gear. We took Barb and Dave to dinner at Marina's restaurant for all the hospitality they were showing us. Then we put together the first aid kit using supplies lent us by the BCMC. I fell fast asleep at 10:30 after having had only two hours sleep last night.
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Barb made us a fantastic breakfast this morning of bacon, eggs, pancakes, toast, orange juice, coffee, and tea. We had a real feast and were absolutely stuffed by the time we finished. Brian phoned up the company that was to fly us in (Trans North) only to ...
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