Monday, 29 March 2010

Thursday 25th March

Waited until the sun was well up before exiting the tent. Everything was covered in a thick layer of frost. Straight after breakfast a swift 400m climb to the pass (REALLY would not recommend that on a full stomach) however this was the last climb of the hike - yey! Walked along the ridge and started the descent on the other side. Three hours later we're still descending... Only another 1000m to go. We traverse through Alpine pasture, low level rhodedendron scrub, blue pine forest and dry spruce before reaching the river and the army check point. Even in the days we've been walking spring flowers have started to appear... luckily no leeches yet. A pretty brisk pace for the next 20km back to camp - everyone is taking advantage of the breathable air and the warmth. Blissful. Should only be a 2 hour stroll to the car tomorrow... and shower time!

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