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,