Day 53: to Annapurna Base Camp
All sorts of things go through my mind. The one thing I can't dismiss is that I might have to think the unthinkable. That, for the first time in any of my journeys, I may have to face the possibility of failure. I'm sixty, after all, and there has to be a point at which the body puts its foot down, as it were.
For a depressing hour or so I can't escape this profound feeling of being defeated, physically and mentally, by the Himalaya.
When I next wake, though there is absolutely no physical sign of time passing, I know, even before I search for my torch, that I've been out for a while. And in that time some sea change has taken place. I'm no longer hot and feverish, and the sense of survival seems stronger than the sense of doom.
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- Series: Himalaya
- Chapter: Day 53: to Annapurna Base Camp
- Country/sea: Nepal
- Place: Macchapucchre Base Camp
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