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Preparations II

We placed a food cache at Fortress Lake with supplies for six to seven days. The ski in took 3 days. On the first day, Carsten brought the cache to Athabasca Crossing, which is 16km from the highway at Sunwapta Falls. The toboggan provided by the Jasper Hostel was very helpful. After the crossing, trail break became too hard for using the toboggan and therefore Carsten had to ski in the two bags and fuel containers seperately, resulting in two trips to Fortress Lake. The cache was eventually placed close to Fortress Creek Campground, about 28km from the highway.

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