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... was however a great relief to scramble over the last few rocks, reach the pass and that 4750M, see the turquoise lake with white caps all around and quite franklysit for 10 mins and eat some lunch! In some ways the descent was easier on the head and lungs - knees, ankle and toes were now having their turn. Reaching camp that night to hot tea de coca and popcorn was heaven!
A further 6.5hr descent the following day was also challenging though much warmer and I was ...
... same leaf that cocaine originates from. No it does not have any of the same effects as cocaine. You can make a tea from it, or just roll it up and shove it in your cheek. Works a treat. We had no problems and despite starting last (due to a toilet break), we were first to the lake. Being first meant however, that we climbed the last half hour in snow and also sat at the lake eating our lunch in practically a white out. We had seen pictures of what it was meant to look like and ...
... had thought I didnt have time so I was excited to squeeze it in. Huaraz is at 3000m above sea level, the same altitude as Arequipa so I stopped off at a pharmacy and bought some medication for altitude sickness as if I'm only here for 2 nights I decided I didn't want to risk it, I walked to by hostel Hatun Wasi which in the north of the town away for the touristy area as I found out when I set out to find dinner and found a cafe serving a ...
... Arriving at the site around 2pm, myself and alex decided to make the most of the few hours we had left that day and climb the hill on the right side of the deep green valley. As we made our way up and up through the moss we came across a steep rocky area. It happened to be quite a terrifying climb from this point. After gaining position i had a glance back and then realised how high the drop was beneath my feet. That wasnt the only problem. The rocks around me ...
... explode. I tried to counteract this by sucking on coca sweets which helped with the head problems, but for the rest, I just had to take it very slowly and stop every 20 steps to let my legs and lungs catch up! The last part of the hike was also a shock, as the path disappeared and was replaced with a wet rock wall with some cable ropes attached to help you rock climb your way up... my first introduction to rock climbing! ...
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