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... was geared at acclimatisation and having what we needed to reach the top.
After lunch we witnessed some of the most amazing scenery I have ever seen. Sheer cliffs, caves, glacial moraines, waterfalls and more.
We walked down from the Lava Tower through some tricky terrain before ascending to the day’s high point of 4600m. From here it was a steady descent through the spectacular ...
... he agreed. Dumping my stuff, I was excited to finally be clean and warm!! I turned on the shower and for the next 2 min I was in heaven. And then the water turned cold. It was awful. I had to wash my hair (which was pretty gross after not washing it for 7 days) and get all the grime off my body using cold water. Guess I'd have to wait another day for a hot shower. We did manage to negotiate a good price for 6 60 minute massages. They weren't the best, but felt good to have tired ...
... has prepared me for this. Well, physically I'm as prepared as I could be I think, but mentally I'm wondering if I can actually do this.
But then I think of Sophie cheering me on, telling me I can do it - maybe she's at the summit? And I think of my uncle Allan who has done all super strenuous outdoor activities, and his comment on my post before I left. And I think of the wonderful manager (Teddy) at the hotel right before I left telling me that I can do this, and that ...
... point of the day. Into camp by about 1:30pm, and I rest for a bit, snack for a bit, and then we go out for a 2-hour hike in the area to help acclimate to the altitude again. Unfortunately I didn't bring water, so I was tired by the end of that, but it was great. We cut across a wide expanse to one of the other routes up, to the (older?) Shira Hut camp. We also saw one of the caves where hikers used to hole up before tents, and it still ...
... and two others had to swap to be on duty. This group were actually great, really engaging and took on board all the presentations. All in all, for our first big workshops we were happy. We’re going to run a makeup session for the midwives in the next week.
To finish off, quickly, Fatima and the twins have been discharged home for over a week and have not represented - they're doing great! And Jaz is getting so big despite her recent health scare!
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