The unknown

Tomorrow is the day I leave Chile and head for Bolivia to climb the 19500 or so Licancabur. The saying here is that this volcano has a mind of its own and has the power to decide who summits its high peak and who does not. Licancabur means mountain of the people. I have been in Chile for approximately one week and everyLicancabur_LagunaVerdewhere I go, the mountain follows me. It is almost beckoning me. I do not fear the mountain but I will ask it to grant me favor in the climb. No there is not fear but a healthy respect as I know how brutal altitude can be and has been known to disable the most experienced climbers and hikers. I am tired, my legs ache and at times I feel frustration. There are others faster than me and seem to have stamina that is enviable but they too must ask the mountain for mercy. No one can assume.

About mingming56

sculptor, adventurer and all around bon vivant
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