22km/ 6km north of rio blanco,
Thought of the day:
Up up up!
What I learnt:
No matter how fit or determined you are, success can come down the what condition your feet are in
Song of the day:
Creed, higher. Haha
I’m right in the middle of the Aconcagua river valley somewhere between rio blanco and portillo, I was hoping to put another 7km onto today but I made the call that I need to keep my feet in good condition for the climb tomorrow and the next day.
I had such an amazing day walking through the valley and watching the river snake it’s way through the gorge. At one stage I remembered thinking how sweet it would be to white water kayak back to the coast of chile after the climb cause the rapids looked so awesome. But I need to keep my mind on the task at hand. Future expedition perhaps? 240 km of grade 2 to 3+ and only 1 portage, anyone keen?
I am loving this beautiful country side. I just went for a wonder around, it’s 1am and its so humbling being in the middle of these great mountains. You could climb a peak a day and spend your whole life in the Andes.
Tomorrow, it’s portillo, then the next day is the border cross, so if I climatize well, only 3 more days of walking 🙂