Finally, we are ready to go, rucksacks are packed and weighed and our ‘lightweight’ approach has been found wanting. They weigh a ton. To be more precise, base weights of 9.8kg (Tanya) and 10.2kg (Neil). With 3 days of food and 5 litres of water our starting weights are going to be around the 17kg mark. We’ve carried these weights before, but something will have to go before we pick up our ice axes and crampons. Nervous? Definitely, but still looking forward to getting started in the morning.
Off to bed now, getting up at 5:15 for a 6:00am drive to Campo on the Mexican border, should be starting to head north by 7:30….