2nd day trekking

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Misty morning surrounded our tents!

That morning I woke feeling slightly better, I was able to nibble a bit of toast at breakfast and was trying to remain positive. The group were very supportive and this pushed me even further. We were properly introduced to the Peruvian team that joined us, the cooks, horsement and general amazing guys. The weather was freezing but these men wore jumpers and sandals! We were wrapped up to the max in thermals, hats, gloves, jackets. Our English speaking guide told us that they had bought the men proper walking boots but they preferred their sandals! I was amazed at the Andean people, truely amazing people.

Groups of children had come down to greet us this morning. The were really sweet kids, politely answering our poorly spoken Spanish and posing for pictures.

Truly amazing guys... The Peruvian team that joined our trek.
We'd brought some small presents to give out along the way. Including pens, small toys, notepads and these were handed out to the children.

The snow began to fall as we headed further up the mountains, we reached the summit in the late morning and enjoyed the down hill trek from there. The weather stayed pretty grim, misty and cold. Everyone was upbeat and looking forward to arriving at the camp! I was even starting to feel hungry!

The temperatures had dropped and we were all feeling the cold. After a great meal we headed to bed. A sleepless night for myself... I was sleeping in the tent alone as I was still ill and strange noises in the night made it hard to relax! Was convinced someone was brushing against my tent... All would be revealed when I woke up the next day...

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Misty morning surrounded our tents!
Misty morning surrounded our tents!
Truly amazing guys... The Peruvian…
Truly amazing guys... The Peruvia…
Our two Peruvian guides, Miguel an…
Our two Peruvian guides, Miguel a…
The summit... Cold and snowy!
The summit... Cold and snowy!
Miserable dowhill trek from the su…
Miserable dowhill trek from the s…
Little hut used by farmers to watc…
Little hut used by farmers to wat…
Misty Andes!
Misty Andes!
A beautiful nearly hidden lake.
A beautiful nearly hidden lake.
Camp in the distance!
Camp in the distance!
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photo by: Vlindeke