Sunday, October 19, 2008

Blog from BC by Toni

Stunning desolate beauty here in Hidden Valley (5050m).  We’re here for a few days whilst a lot of medical and sports physiology research takes place.  Some group members have lost weight, I might have lost a bit.

Ice on the sleeping bag when we wake up in the morning.  The washing froze in the bowl yesterday.  That’s one way of killing bugs.  No acute mountain sickness, just still feeling a bit claustrophobic in tent so tonight Damien and I dmove into the big dome party tent, which can take 40 people.  So hopefully won’t be too cold but I’m delighted to have the big high roof.


Had scrummy lunch, a vegetable stuffed bread with fresh veg-very tasty.  The vegetarian food has been fantastic.  Still have a small supply of gourmet coffee left for our big walk out of Hidden Valley over Dhamphus  Pass in a few days time.  Party in Jomsom to look forward to, first beer in a while.  After that our group and some members of the other groups head to Mustang near Tibet.


PS. Laura and Gary, thanks so much for your lovely message.  It meant a lot to  me.  Love to all.


Callum said...

Glad to hear that things are going well. It sounds incredible. Look forward to all the stories.

We hope to make ascent of Arthur's Seat this weekend. East Face. Though not without the aid of chocolate.

Callum and Martine

Anonymous said...

Hi Toni,
Good to hear you are doing well. If we were waiting for Damien to let us know what's happening it would be some time after you get back!!
We are visiting Ireland for Haloween and all are well here.

Tell Day we are thinking of ye.