After a day off it was back to the grind and quite literally in fact. Travelling from Kelowna to Merritt, this was everyone’s least favourite part of the trip. The team had thought ahead and actually had done some km's on their day off preparing for their hardest climb yet but it wasn’t enough. We went uphill that day in 36 C degree heat. The support team got caught up with helping a 91 year old lady stuck on the side of the highway and between the heat and the hill, the day was pretty grim. In the end though, everyone got to Merritt perfectly fine and the team set out into town to find a nice place to eat with the sole requirement being air conditioning.