0 feet above sea level.
As with all expeditions into the unknown, one of the most difficult parts is actually the long travel involved in getting to the area to be explored.
With that in mind stopping to fuel our bodies for the task ahead was the only option. So after an arduous 8 miles we were in an American Diner restaurant doing just that.
Then it was a long journey by sea and land before we finally made it to our planned base camp.