Members of the U.S. team are filing voice blogs for CBSNews.com.
Below is a dispatch from veteran Mark Wise, who was wounded by an IED in Afghanistan
We just reached the end of day one. We’ve been practicing
and acclimating over the past few days, but today was our first day skiing with
the race under way, and were currently just a little behind the Brits and ahead
of the Commonwealth Team.
The first full day of skiing has been a big challenge for
us, and I don’t think everybody realized just how heavy the pulks were (the
sleds that the team members drag that carry their supplies), but it’s been
great to work together as a team and get some miles and kilometers underneath
I think everybody’s hoping to have some hot chow now and
relax a little bit so we can go ahead and get out and ski again tomorrow. So
thanks for your support, keep watching us, and we’ll keep moving onward.