El Camino Inca


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October 25th 2009
Published: October 26th 2009
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Inca Trail Wow, what can we say? We had the most amazing hike. It had everything, mountains, altitude, ruins, and a bit of jungle…as well as lot’s of interesting people. Our first morning we were all picked up in a bus, and taken to the start of the trail…I really wasn’t functioning so well as it was about 5:30am when we were collected. We arrived at the trail, and got a group photo ... Read Full Entry



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Halo RoverHalo Rover
Halo Rover

No, it is not shaggie carpet, it is a rasti dog. Cool dreds pup.
Team spirit!Team spirit!
Team spirit!

This is our guide Miguel, he was really supportive of everyone walking the trail. Great guy.
Dogs n HorsesDogs n Horses
Dogs n Horses

A house we passed on teh way...
The hero's on the trailThe hero's on the trail
The hero's on the trail

The porters carry 20kgs for clients and 5kgs for themselves. Everything is regulated, they get weighted each morning at check points.
Hooray!Hooray!
Hooray!

High Five all round. It was such a boost when you got to camp and received your highfive :o)
Scott the PorterScott the Porter
Scott the Porter

Scott tried on one of the porters backpacks just to see how heavy it was. Yeah, he could have done it!
Almost there!!Almost there!!
Almost there!!

Grinding up these steps. One step, breathe, one step, breathe....really hard going.
On top of the worldOn top of the world
On top of the world

We did it. This is the highest section of the Inca Trail, 4200mtrs at Dead Womens Pass ridge.
Dead Women...Dead Women...
Dead Women...

and drunk fishies...Pen celebrated at the top of Dead Womens Pass thank John!
Ooor wee hame Day 2Ooor wee hame Day 2
Ooor wee hame Day 2

The end of day 2 after all that hiking we enjoyed the views, and slept like logs
Room with a viewRoom with a view
Room with a view

This was the view from our tent on the 2nd night. Awesome.
View from homeView from home
View from home

The peak finally made it's way out of the clouds.
View from homeView from home
View from home

The clouds did a good job of reinforcing we were at height in the mountains
Day 3...more climbingDay 3...more climbing
Day 3...more climbing

Climbing up out of camp 2 the next morning
More views on the way to the top of Day 3More views on the way to the top of Day 3
More views on the way to the top of Day 3

Each and every time you stopped to catch your breath or admire the view you inadvertantly did both...whichever was your intention!
day 3 halfway there all the way up...down from here!day 3 halfway there all the way up...down from here!
day 3 halfway there all the way up...down from here!

It was a great place to stop and take a few minutes...and next stop was lunch...at the bottom.
Fishbags Day 3Fishbags Day 3
Fishbags Day 3

Me and Pen almost at the end of day 3
Greenery on top!Greenery on top!
Greenery on top!

A bit of plant life at the top of the peak
On my way to LunchOn my way to Lunch
On my way to Lunch

After descending down I sat here for ages looking at the view for about 40 mins, it was beautiful.
More of the my 40 min stopMore of the my 40 min stop
More of the my 40 min stop

I was fascinated with the ruins, the mountains the clouds and the jungle below me
Another of the many impressive ruinsAnother of the many impressive ruins
Another of the many impressive ruins

I spent ages in here taking pics, I got here ahead of everyone else and had the place to myself for almost half an hour.



29th October 2009

Hey guys - great blog - brings back lots of amazing memories! Let's do it again! ;-) x

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