Team Uniting Nations, winners of the inaugural 2014 Great Pacific Race. PHOTO BY CASPAR ZAFER
PHOTO BY FRANK HURD
Team Uniting Nations PHOTO COURTESY CASPAR ZAFER
PHOTO BY AARON TEASDALE
Nikki Trenholm aboard the Sakura during a 63-day trans-Pacific passage with Ocean Research Project. PHOTO BY MATT RUTHERFORD
Autumn Foushee collects samples aboard the Rascal in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. #voyageoftherascal ( http://www.dwyerhaney.com)
Photo by Marjo Boertien and Edwin Butter
Uniting Nations won the inaugural Great Pacific Race in 2015.
I rappelled over the lip of a crevasse to sample snow for climate research.
The site for collecting the samples is Cho Oyu close to Camp 1 at the altitude of 6429 meters. Tashi Sherpa from Rolwaling Excursion is assisting in collecting the samples into the 10 Nalgene bottles, representing samples up to two meters.