It's been a few days since Joe and Liz were able to send word of their progress and now we know why. Everyone in their climbing party has spent the past few days suffering with an intestinal bug. Joe says they have Giardia, which is a parasite that attaches itself to the small intestine and causes lots of unpleasant stomach problems. The good news is that, finally, after three days of rest, they are feeling strong enough to climb a bit higher. They are dehydrated and a bit worn out, but Joe says not to worry, because they are hanging in there. He says even this sickness is all part of living their dream.
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