#DISCOTREK Update: One Walker Down

Nearly two weeks into #DISCOTREK, Model Citizen Hogni has been forced to stop walking due to a broken foot. High on morphine, he updates us (from his hospital bed) that his counterpart, Thor, marches on in his Discolab threads:

“After 48 hours of going at it solo, Thor’s first words when we met up were, “this doesn’t discotrek itself” — the description of those 48hours alone. After Hogni got picked up to seek medical attention, Thor trekked on. The harsh conditions didn’t phase him at all. Without a tent, he managed to construct a shelter under a staircase, which now is dubbed “stairway to heaven”.

Hogni's feet at the conclusion of his trek.

Hogni’s feet at the conclusion of his trek.

The next day was a bit tricky. He needed to traverse a troll-like lava field, which included a surprise glacial river smack in the middle of it. Armed with waders, he made the glacial lava river combo look like a small creek. After reaching the end of that route it was time to seek shelter again. The choice was between an outhouse or a mudfloor shed. He chose the shed. Day 2 started and it was poring rain — it would continue throughout the day. Highlight of the route was an epic 1 hour glacial river crossing, which is closed during the Summer and only passable by super Jeeps during Autumn.

There are three days remaining of discotrek and still, in Thor’s own words, “This doesn’t discotrek itself”.

On Thursday, an unofficial new speed record will be edge into trekking history.

Cheers,

Hogni”

Rods and pins: the aftermath of Hogni's broken foot.

Rods and pins: the aftermath of Hogni’s broken foot.

Robbie Wiedie

Robbie Wiedie

SEO Analyst / Videographer at Betabrand
Robbie joined Betabrand in 2011, where he ran the Model Citizen program & told customer stories through video. Pre-Betabrand he studied Economics & International Affairs at Marquette University and worked as a wildland firefighter & bike taxi in San Francisco.
Robbie Wiedie

Robbie joined Betabrand in 2011, where he ran the Model Citizen program & told customer stories through video. Pre-Betabrand he studied Economics & International Affairs at Marquette University and worked as a wildland firefighter & bike taxi in San Francisco.

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