Tuesday, December 8, 2009

base camp. plaza argentina

just a quick update. i am in base camp aconcagua, plaza argentina. we climb to camp 1 yesterday to bring gear before coming back to base camp as part of acclimatizing, climb high, sleep low. i had a terrible day, i barely made it, i was the only one od the team that didn´t hire a porter and i was carring 18k of gear. i have train to carry heavier gear but we climb to 5 000 meters, my legs where screaming for air.

today we rest before we continue to camp 1, then do the same, bring gear to camp 2, then 3 before the cummit.

I am stugling a lot, on a scale of 1 to 10, yesterday was a 10, i had a very hard day and i am not sure i am physically able to do it. Patrick and Jacqui a couple of south africa have payed for a porter for me, it´s incredible, i have never met them before, yet, out of kidness they have payed 150 us dollars just because they felt bad for me.

tomorrow is an other day, i am positive that since i climb without gear i will do better. send all you positive vibes,there are many factors that will determine if i am succesful or not and some of them i have no contol.

A lot of people felt bad for me, i was the last one to make it back to camp last night, aslmost an hour and a half after the last team, but like i told them, a bad day in a montain is sure better than a great day at the office.

1 comment:

John Postoluk said...

Norma! I've been following your progress. What a year you are having! I know it's easier said than done, but don't let self doubt get in your way. Hopefully you got that bad day out of the way and are ready to tackle another day! I'm sending you all the positive energy I can. I hope it helps. Remember, one foot in front of the other. No need to look at the top all the time. Just make small goals as you climb, and the top WILL come!