What account of Peru would be complete without a recounting of the most difficult day. So, here goes: we started out the day before, bright and early. But after one cold, restless night (it got below zero and there was a lot of getting up in the middle of the night), I decided I was in no shape for the most challenging day of the whole hike. So, I made a friend:


Man, was this one the most stubborn mule ever. After a lot of hemming and hawing, we finally made it to the top. However, Tom was taking the scenic path:


Yeah, that’s right. He even got this great view the same day while I was freezing at the top:


But we finally both made it to the top, about 15000 feet above sea level. You can kind of see how someone converted from meters on the sign behind us.


That’s all for today, enjoy the pics and I’ll post more of the trip soon.