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Day #7 - Today sucked balls

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 5 October 2019 | Views [69]

Dingboche (4410m) > Loboche (4910m)

The dulcet tones of the Himalaya - TOP 3:

     Cows / Yak Bells

     Helicopters (50/50 Rescue / Extremelly cashed up tourists)

     The sound of people hucking up spit and phlem

These sounds keep me going. Todays hard. Like REALLY hard. We start on the same track as our muppet adventure yesterday, but go higher. The weather is stunning. We really have been blessed. We're slowly being enveloped by the Himalayas. And it's both comforting and imposing. Kumar tells us that after the initial climb, it wil be flat for hours.... Ummmmmmmm he means 'Napali flat'. Which atually means some ups and downs AND flat. The ups and down at sea level would not even warrant a mention, but at 4500m + they get the heart rate up. we've all managed to keep our oxygen level in the high 80s until toay and now we can see it dropping a point or two - but very healthy for us all.

With exception of mild headaches we've all managedto avoid altitude sickness to date. But I'm avoiding todays topic. Today sux balls. The morning is ok I guess, hard but doable, but why are all the big climbs in the afternoon when we are already tired. Kumar tries to get us to eat at lunch time every day, but it's too much. Yes I undertand that your body requires fuel to do these climbs but the food is sooooo heavy in Carbs it's hard to walk afterwards. BuT i manage to skip lunch or 'lunth' as Kumar says it and start the climb. Today is my 'Baranco Wall day' or worse. As Baranco wall looked bad on Kili but actually turned out to be easy - while this wasn't easy - it sucked balls. But I got there just in time for a very late 'lunth'.

#NepaliFlatIsNotAustralianFlat

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