Quarry trail, Day 2June 9, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C
Well today's 11hours of walking was hard, not going to lie. We reached the highest point in our trek today at 4424m shortly after lunch. It's not the hill that kills you (although it was nearly all uphill for the first 5 hours), but the altitude. Thankfully for our lunch break our team of horsemen set up their kitchen etc so we could enjoy another 2 course meal, but most importantly a rest and a cup of their coca tea, which definetly helps with the headache.
Unfortunately after we had our celebration of reaching the top we were soon aware why the first downhill section is labeled as one of the hardest sections. Loose rock and an almost vertical slope. Probably only about 1km in length which took us about an hour or more.
We were rewarded tho by another Inca site further down and reached camp before sunset - the group goal for the day.
Camped underneath some beautiful snow capped mountains it wasn't long before we stacked on the layers for what was likely going to be a chilly night. Also helped along by a Pisco tea brew to 'help us sleep'.Read more