“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine |

The night before, in the frozen darkness, we blew across the aluminium ladder bridging this massive crevasse without much hesitation…

The next afternoon, fatigued and dehydrated, we approached the last obstacle between us and camp…wide and bottomless…the snow holding the ladder softer now after being baked in the sun…brilliant daylight making not seeing the sheer icy blue walls descending into nothingness impossible…but camp is less than a kilometre down the glacier…your knees wobble and your stomach churns…you swallow…take a deep breath…calm your mind…grab the safety line…and go!

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