|Passing Sam his Wenger sunglasses.|
We entered PC1 (Punto de Control or Control Point) feeling exhausted. Two teams were still at the transition area. Again we felt we were not doing 'that' bad... in perspective. Transitioning took longer than we originally planned but at least we had made it.
We left PC1 feeling a little tired but very motivated. That was the most amazing aspect for me. Even when super low in energy as soon as we managed to finish a stage I felt fresh again, ready and eager to take on the next one! Ahead of us was a 21 km trek to the Tyndall Glacier.
|Ready for some trekking action!|
Taz was really energetic and kept moving ahead, way too far for our comfort. Tom saw this as an opportunity to equalize forces and gave him some extra weight to carry around. After more climbs up through gorgeous rocky mountains, we arrive at PC2 with about 38 minutes to spare and passed two teams on the way there. Not because we were faster, but because our navigation was spot on! Big yeah! to Tom and Taz for that one.
|Enchanted forest with rolling hills kept our hearts pumping.|
|Gorgeous view lifted our energy.|
|Final climb towards the glacier|