At 8:00 AM, Bill and Joe are the first team on the chair lift. They look right at home, except that if they were skiing, they'd have the dog with them. Then Teri and Ian, Oswald and Danny, and so forth. At the top of the chair lift, Bill and Joe pick up a little bag that turns out to contain their shovel and their beacon. They hike up toward the glacier, and other teams follow. Bill and Joe get the beacon turned on, and it appears that the readout gives you an arrow to follow and a number of meters. Everything goes smoothly on arrival for teams, except when Dustin and Kandice follow the arrow up toward the glacier, but they fail to stop and pick up the bag with the beacon in it. Oops. Rattlesnake of failure!
Bill and Joe keep working. The thing is confounding, of course, because all it gives you is the number and the arrow, and as will become clear, there are multiple beacons around, so I think the signal sometimes switches from one to another, which has to be totally confusing. It's like a bunch of machines are playing a sick game of Marco Polo on your ass. Finally, as other teams are all arriving at the glacier, Bill and Joe get a reading suggesting they're practically on top of their beacon, so they dig. And there it is! It comes with their clue, which tells them to fly to Maputo, Mozambique. Out of South America! On to Africa! In fact, as Phil says, this is a 7000-mile trip. They'll have to get tickets at a travel agency, because you can't buy the tickets at the airport, but at least they're getting on a plane. It's one of those where there's apparently no guarantee of available flights, because they all have tickets reserved for them on a flight that arrives in Maputo at 3:00 PM. They are, of course, free to pursue tickets earlier than that if they can get them. Happily, Bill and Joe leave in first place.
Dustin and Kandice realize when they arrive at the glacier that they neglected to get their beacon as they were supposed to. It's like they came out on stage and forgot to spray glue on their asses! (Please consider that your obligatory ass-glue joke for the season. Still available: Vaseline on teeth, taping boobs together.) As they did the last time they made a dumb move, the BQs recover pretty well, and they don't freak out too badly before setting off to run down the mountain again. It's sort of all you can do. Hell, they're young and buff. They can handle it. They also note that the clue is pretty clear that the beacons were at the top of the chair lift, so it's not like they can blame clue ambiguity or anything. They go so far as to say, "That's what we get for not reading our clue." That's the kind of remark that preempts the recap to the point where if everyone did it, I'd have nothing to say. As the BQs on the way down pass Mirna and Charla on the way up, the latter team asks if the BQs neglected to get the beacon, and they confirm that they did indeed. "They're really not that smart," Mirna snots. Well, we can't all have the brains to speak to foreigners in funny accents.