Published: December 16th 2006October 26th 2006
Mountain scenery, Nepal
Today semed a little easier than before, but we still trekked around six hours to cover the eight kilometres from Phortse to Dingboche. I think it helped that ther were more undulating surfaces, rather than periods of going up contantly. My blisters are still very tender, even though I aired them for hours last night in the hope they would harden. I made a soft cover for them this morning, which managed to last the day, but I'm not sure it actually did much good. The hardest times are after resting, especially tea & lunch times. It takes a while to get back into the swing, but after a few minutes, the pain becomes more bearable.
We trekked for around three hours, stopped for morning tea, then did another ninety minutes before stopping for lunch. Another ninety minutes in the afternoon & we arrived in Dingboche. Once again it snowed the last hour & because the trekking kept me warm, it was quite an enjoyable walk. Thankfully though, the wind was coming from behind which helped tremendously.
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