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... noise of an engine behind me and a bus appears! I'm not completely surprised by this as I'd heard something about a walkers' bus service, without knowing any of the details of times and places. There are about a dozen people on board and I'm tempted to stick my hand out to take the easy way to reduce the massive distance still in front of me, but I manage to resist. Bear it mind for a future occasion if I don't get to the top this time!
By 10.30am, I'm approaching Alto ...
... However, snagging such late sunlight after the autumn equinox means that you must rob it from somewhere else. Therefore, the sky remained pitch black here until almost 8:00 A.M.! Many hotels leave their lobby lights low until almost 9:00, and on weekends, breakfast often doesn’t begin until then. Mid-afternoon siestas still occur, although not so prominently, I’m told, as in earlier days.
Our meal ...
... There are regular calls on the walkie-talkie, which tell us how they're doing. When they do get back, it's 4.00pm and it's taken them over 4 hours from the point at which we parted. Some of them are well and truly whacked, but others still look like they've done no more than stroll up the High Street!
The return journey to Hoya del Portillo is a very pleasant one along a route parallel to the outward sprint. Must come back .....
... Puntal de la Caldera" (ca. 3.200 m). Tatsächlich verschlechterte sich die Sicht aber zunehmend, weshalb wir nach dem Gipfel schnell zur Hütte zurückfuhren, aber bei traumhaften Firn die Route für den am nächsten Tag geplanten Mulhacén auskundschaften konnten.
Auf der Hütte war ja wie schon gesagt nicht viel Betrieb, was wohl am Wochenbetrieb lag. Dennoch ist es verwunderlich, wenn man bedenkt, wie voll die Hütten in den Alpen in ...
... Mira Mesa IP: 184.108.40.206 Monday 02-Aug-10 10:16:44 CDT
Your trip is a great idea. Best to do these adventures early on in your life...BRAVO.
11 Georgette email@example.comLocation: San Diego IP: 220.127.116.11 Sunday 01-Aug-10 21:47:22 CDT
Mike and Maya - the sweetest couple in the world!!
I'm gonna miss you both!!!
I look forward to following you around the world, and look forward to when you come back to us in ...