Blown off my feet on my birthday!
Trip Start May 20, 2010
195Trip End Sep 05, 2011
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Where I stayed
Pioneros Del Valle Hostel
Day : 253
Temperature : Dunno...cold!
Weather : Wind like we've NEVER seen before!
Happy birthday to me...Happy birthday to me...Happy birthday to mee-eeee...Happy birthday to me!
Well, I've never before had a birthday quite like it.....I was literally swept off my feet. I woke to the sounds of Kev, Christian and Sylvia singing happy birthday to me, whilst they brought 8 little chocolate cakes on a plate with a candle in the middle! I was really touched, so if you're reading this...thanks guys!
Outside, the weather was better than the previous few days
Once recovered, we decided to keep going to see how far we could get. After another 300 metres we were now scrambling over loose rocks and Sylvia and Kevin decided to turn back
Christian and I returned to Kevin and Sylvia about 20 minutes down hill, where miraculously the sun was shining and it was hot. After a relaxing picnic on the grass we continued back down hill towards El Chalten. By the time we returned to the hostel we'd been trekking for just over 8 hours and we were exhausted! I would definitely advise anybody to do this hike...on a good day. Even with the weather that we had, the views were amazing. On a clear day they'd be breathtaking!
Once back at the hostel we celebrated my birthday huddled round the computer with a bottle of wine and watching a scary movie, then proceeding to terrify each other with scary stories. When finally our eyes were drooping and our bodies sagging we dragged ourselves to bed (still a little scared) since we knew we would need some good sleep before another full day of trekking the following day. Next trek...Laguna de los Tres.