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Wicked, hard rest days in Ecuador

Today the Anti­sana team enjoyed their rest day. After a love­ly lie-in this morn­ing, the team spent the after­noon catch­ing up on their rest ‑though they did tack­le a rather hefty set of stairs en route to the float­ing moun­tains with Jake Sully… ;-)

Jim, every­one will be pleased to know, is back in the sad­dle again it appears- feel­ing great and ready to take on tomor­rows chal­lenge-Anti­sana… though he did turn down ice-cream this after­noon, so we are con­sid­er­ing per­haps the ill­ness may have been more seri­ous than pre­vi­ous­ly thought! ( as far as we hear, Jim has­n’t turned down too many scoops in his life..) The rest of the team is in great spir­its. Every­one is gear­ing up for Anti­sana- ready and rear­ing to go.

The weath­er, once again con­trary to online reports, is spec­tac­u­lar and we have every rea­son to believe it’ll hold till the end of the expe­di­tion. I have been instructe

d to omit the talk of charm­ing hacien­das with cozy fires and any­thing else that might lead read­ers to believe that the gang is doing any­thing oth­er than long suf­fer­ing down here in the wilds of South Amer­i­ca… So I won’t men­tion the VIP treat­ment, the great seafood lunch, or the fab­u­lous spa­cious, rooms where each of us slept before our own glow­ing fireplace.

…It’s hell down here… Really!

More from the moun­tains tomorrow,