6 June - afternoon update

It's mid afternoon and time to catch up with some news from the trail:

Batch 1 are having a slightly better day than yesterday. They got away from Allendale well before 7am, got through to Centocow without too much trouble and are currently making good progress towards the start of the big climb up to Ntsikeni, the final hurdle for the day. Their swift progress today is confirmation that the howling winds from yesterday seem to have abated...much to their relief.

Batch 2 left PMB in a bit more of a hurry today and had all gone through Minerva by late morning, after having stopped for soup. They are currently all strung out along the Hela Hela climb and baring any disasters, should all get into Allendale before dark.

Clearly the weather has been kinder today and the forecast seems to indicate a few more days of the same - something these two batches will be hoping to capitalise on.