Friday, 16 January 2015

Day 3: Yangthang to Hemis Shukpachan

A big day. A long, demanding climb up to the highest point of the trek - the Tsamarang Chan La pass at 3,900m - followed by a long walk down to the next camp at Hemis Shukpachan. 8.5km in total. This was a day for which we needed all our energies – but early in the morning Greg was struck by illness. 

As we climbed steep, narrow, sandy paths, Greg became ever more dehydrated and fatigued. He had to dig very deep within, I found myself acutely focused on helping him pull through, and we learned a great deal more about each other. It was a day of soul searching, intense reflection and great triumph. A few tears were shed on Day 3!

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