From Tony Martin, CEO of Extreme World Races on 10 January:
What a day! We received an early morning distress phonecall from Team Keep a Child Alive. It turns out their MSR stoves were malfunctioning and they were unable to boil snow to make water; a huge problem in this environment. A couple of attempts were made to coach repairs over the phone but were unsuccessful. Upon scrutinising how far back their location was compared to the rest of the competitors it became apparent that this team would not make it to Check Point 1 by the cut off time. The decision was then made that a truck would have to drive back to their location, pick them up and bring them forward to our current camp. Equipment would be checked and then they will continue skiing forward from here. Obviously now though they are not competing in the race.