Note: if ever doing an experience like this again, bring chapstick with sunblock. Severely chapped lips are the worst. They are so swollen and blistered, it hurts to open my mouth. Peeling off layers of lip skin is satisfying but painful and gross. Pretty sure lip blisters are one of the most horrifying things ever.… Continue reading Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
Then the 1am wake up call came. It was far too early but thankfully all I had to do was pull on some pants over the pants I had slept in. Tried to go poo, didn’t happen. Noodle soup for breakfast. It was snowing and windy and cold and dark as fuck. Waking up to… Continue reading Is this Type III fun?
September 20 We left around 8ish in the morning from Khare, all of our gear for a high altitude adventure packed up and ready to go, crampons, ice axes, helmets, harnesses, horribly heavy ice boots, food, snacks, warm clothes, tent, cooking supplies, rope, carabineers, prusik, ascender, all the essentials. And every time I’m so impressed… Continue reading Step, Step, Rest, and Breathe
September 17 5013 meters tonight! (16,446 feet) Tea in the morning before leaving up to Khare Today was hard. Felt sick most of the morning. We did stop by a beautiful lake and made a few rock towers, but my stomach and head felt weird, and I felt just exhausted. I was very glad to… Continue reading Today Was Hard
September 16 4300 meters! Woo! (14,100 feet) Today was pretty chill. Started with a late breakfast at 7:30am, so slept in until about 7:15 which was nice for a change. Constantly tired here, maybe that's the altitude or could be something actually wrong with me. If I go home before I turn 26, I'm definitely… Continue reading Pooping at 4,300 Meters