Day 52: Derali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp
Shedding the weight doesn't make things any better. Whereas I was out in front with the leaders yesterday, I can only watch the gap between us widen as they disappear ahead and leave me leaning on my climbing pole, heaving for breath, Nawang and Wongchu standing solicitously by.
Stagger into Machhapuchhre Base Camp around lunchtime. It's a much more open, jollier place than last night's guesthouse, full of infuriatingly happy campers sitting outside their tents, spraying each other with a water hose, hanging clothes on washing lines and generally having the time of their lives.
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