Day 1 – Into Shira 1 Camp (originally posted 11 July 2012)

Shira 1 camp - altitude 3500 metres.  A short walk from base camp but still we were passed by the porters!
Shira 1 camp – altitude 3500 metres. A short walk from base camp but still we were passed by the porters!

 

End of day 1 and we have completed the one and half hour walk to Shira 1 camp. We are now at 3,550 metres and are noticing the change. Had to ask the guides to speed up from a heartbreakingly slow shuffle 5 minutes after starting, pole pole – slow slow- is the motto. We are trying to make “haraka haraka”- fast fast the new plan… It is really dusty and HUgh has increased the dose of his preventer significantly.

Life in the outdoors – managing the risk and enjoying the rewards.

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