Im writhing this having just tried to send some images through a military WiFi….. with a password of 12345678!!!! I ask you
We have arrived at Urdukus with both of us doing well, Pete arrived about 3 hours before me and failed to secure any coke cola, not impressed.
Some are resting tomorrow but we are going to press on all being well so we can get to base camp the following day, I think that itself will be a bloody achievement, 5 days to get there.
Today’s trek was just as bad as the previous day with dust, donkeys and added challenges of glassier travel.
It was, at least for me a hard day crazy undulating ground which was unforgiving and the sun was again a challenge. Drinking enough clean water isn’t easy as we need to boil every litre which is just more “admin” to do in th
Sadly a donkey fell today and all of its load was lost in the glassier but thankfully it was not any of our kit, and all of our kit has arrived.
It’s much colder here now, we are wrapped up warm and the camp feels very alpine, apart from the stench of horse poo and gasoline burners which drift into our tent, I suspect this should be expected as we are camping on top of a shack…… literally on the flat mud roof!
Getting into bed at 19:30 is an expedition necessity and if I say so really quite a treat, usually you listen to a podcast or music for a while then sleep until about 00:30 or 01:30 then all sleep is broken with either false alarms of toilet needs or actual toilet needs, either way it’s bloody annoying.
Pete and I have very little to discuss apart from anything we observed today, so conversation went to a very dangerous landslide that Pete narrowly missed and I later was told to “run” this bit, which at about 4000m is easier said than done.
Closer to base camp
Missing a landslide
Hot tea in a Shepard’s hut
Tracker working well
Pete failed to buy coke
Cold setting in early, 30-35 during the day -5 early evening.