1 year ago
Sept 2017, the climbing season had come to an end by almost 2 weeks and all the first aid centres, supply centres and shelter huts for overnight stay on the mountain were closed.
So I packed a rucksack with some water, food, a tent (useless on the mountain due to harsh wind), a sleeping bag, waterproof items, my inhaler and my gopro and SNEAKED IN hoping to not get caught by the mountain rangers.
Being an amatuer climber and only weighing at 50kilos, everything (the weight of my rucksack, the breathing, the climb) was a struggle. Slept under a rock praying it wouldn't rain, vomited for half an hour at midnight and gave up thinking there will always be a next time. Woke up at 3am, changed my mind and continued.
I made it to the top and passed out/slept for 20mins under that sun. Skin was peeling off my face for the next week but I made it despite being tired and hungry. Haven't edited the audio at all, wanted to keep it raw so that I could hear all my groans and the struggle behind them.
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