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18th November – Climbing higher than Snowdon to 2860m.Ulleri to Ghorepani

Slept very well after yesterday’s antics of climbing, it wasn’t too cold. So we are currently at 1960m high and today climbing to 2860m.

I woke up at 5:30am with Julie fast asleep and when i opened the curtain of my window, I could see the orange sky of the sunrise over the mountain. It’s been the clearest day since we’ve been in Kathmandu.

Then a few minutes later to the left window was the beast waking up. The snow capped mountain and the sun reflecting on it brought me a lot of joy and excitement. This was Annapurna South about 7169m high, the beautiful beast we have come to see. We can finally see it. Woke Julie up and told her the news and we rejoiced.

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Had porridge for breakfast and we started our climb. Just a few metres up I realised I left my tshirt behind, I wa drying it. We tried to get people coming up to bring it but no luck so we carried on.

Today is Nepalese flat, which means it goes up and down. Not as steep sat the 3300 steps we did yesterday.

The walk through the forest was beautiful and enchanting. It was mystical and something out of lord of the rings. The moss on the trees and the fallen leaves of autumn on the floor and the forest looking damp.

Arrived at Ghorepani at 1:15pm absolutely tired and had hot shower then food. The sweat on my back was making me extremely cold and started having shivers.

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Julie, Nate, Alison and myself sat round the fire with a group of 12 old women from US and chatted a little bit.

Julie and I were taught how to play HEARTS by Nate an Alison and that kept us occupied for the whole afternoon and evening, sat by the fireside. People used it to dry clothes.

We start early tomorrow at 4:30, so we had early night at 8pm.

En français:

Kwasi s’est lève tôt pour voir le lever de soleil et aperçoit un petit bout d’Annapurna South a travers les nuages, il est tout content! A 6h15, il revient dans la chambre et du coup je me met a regarder par la fenêtre, oui, on voit bien Annapurna South! Le sommet est tout rose a cause du soleil. Notre journée commence bien.

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On prend le petit déjeuner a 7h30: des flocons d’avoine pour tous les deux.
A 8h, on part et on commence le trek par des marches et encore des marches… Kwasi a oublie un t-shirt a la tea house donc Chakra essaie de demander a plusieurs personnes de le récupérer. On lui dit de laisser tomber car ce n’est qu’un t-shirt pas cher acheté au Laos.

Aujourd’hui, ce n’est principalement que de la montée. Il y a un peu de ‘Nepali Flat’ de temps en temps mais très peu donc on marche a 2 a l’heure.
On décide de ne pas s’arrêter pour déjeuner avant d’arriver a Ghorepani çà on n’a que 4 heures de marche aujourd’hui.

Kwasi est très fatigue et les flocons d’avoine ne lui ont pas suffit, il a des vertiges plusieurs fois et s’enfile des barres de céréales pour tenter d’avoir assez d’énergie pour finir la journée.

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On arrive a Ghorepani (2820 m) a 13h30 et Allison et Nate viennent juste d’arriver. Ils ont décide de rester au même endroit que nous car Chakra a dit qu’il y avait un feu dans la salle a manger.

On se douche et on se change puis on déjeune près du feu. Au final, on passe notre après midi a papoter, lire et jouer aux cartes près du feu!

On dine 18h et on rejoue encore aux cartes. On a appris un nouveau jeu: Hearts.

Tout le monde se couche avant 20h car demain on doit se lever a 4h30 pour commencer la journée a 5h.

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