Reality setting in!
With the mind and chassis feeling in relatively good nick, the reality of what awaits us at the summit really hit home over the weekend with the humbling experience of sitting in that demonic cold room at the, ‘CUM’ (Cape Union Mart) at Canal Walk. Never having been in such extreme conditions was a massive wake up call for me and has really got me thinking of a more tactical approach to warming my trotters under the trying conditions we are likely to face. What I quickly realised is that this is going to be a massive team effort in trying to get at least one member of the party to the top barefoot. We are going to have to rely on prayers from everyone that the weather holds so we can realise our dreams of conquering this great mountain without injury.