5550m/nedo de condores
Thought of the day:
It’s a good feeling when you pass other climbers 🙂
What I learnt:
I experienced first hand how cold it is on the upper mountain!
Song of the day:
Home, land and sea by trinity roots
-everyone who has been thinking about me over the past few days because I have been out of touch
-mike, laurie, spesty, Mitch, grub, fraze, Brent, bags, gimpy, willie, Brian b: Rosehill
-my niece and nephews, miss you heaps
I decided to drop half of my gear up to nedo de condores, and come back down to plaza de mulaz. This was a really big day but awesome for training and climatizing. I managed to get to nedo in only 4hrs 10min so I was pretty stoked with that as it is usually around 7 hours. Once I got there a storm had set in and it was snowing like crazy, so I had a quick bite and put some more layers on. Then it was the Ngaruhoe shuffle down the scree back to camp which took a little over an hour. How depressing is that! 4 hours of hard work just to fly back down in an hour.
I was feeling pretty strange when I got back so I drank a litre of water and had a sleep. I woke up feeling peachy and cooked up my sweet and sour chicken dehydrated meal mmmmm. During cooking the storm started to hit down here too, so I went to the rangers tent and it is not looking good at all for the next 2 days. Internet here is both unreliable and expensive and doesn’t work during storms. So I am going to lay low in the tent and rest and when the weather is better try and push for the summit from base camp in 2 days. But I will see how it goes.
Thanks again for your support,
P.s. I need a shower! And my socks are flammable now! 🙂
P.s.s. I can’t wait to summit then go surfing, walking is getting monotonous haha