HI every one tent bound again I am afraid really strong winds and no visibility, yesterday we had some visibility and it was still a terrifyingly dangerous day through the terrain so we just don’t want to risk it today. Yesterday was pretty hard core mountaineering for a beginner like me and I spent most of the day scared out my mind but obviously desperate to get off the icecap with the equipment not being in full working order, so we just kept going, gritting my teeth but not really happy about it, especially since it’s the first time I ever fell down crevasses. Hopefully now in the summer Mont Blanc will now be a bit more of a doddle having experienced the stuff I have here.
The only thing to report here today since we have been scrunched up in our sleeping bags, would really like to straighten my legs and my knees have big cramps. We have both been screeching at each other in pain. I also have snow blindness in my eyes, just to describe that really its like swimming underwater for 24 hours in a chlorine pool and someone scratching sand in my eyes so their pretty bloodshot to say the least and quite sore. But I am putting drops in them so hopefully they’ll get better.
Tarka has frost bite on two toes. Not badly as in he will loose his toes but he is in quite a lot of pain with them and has nicked the last of the pain killers for tomorrow.
Hopefully tomorrow we will hit land, its 6km till we’re off the ice cap all be it through pretty slow terrain. Then another 10km over the top of some mountains that we need to climb over to get to a pick up point. Then the thick vegetation and some aggressive wild cows thrown into that apparently! So we’ll watch out for those but that’s all to report for today hopefully tomorrow we’ll have some good news, and make land. Bye for now.