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A Journey to the Wall Part 4 – Recuperation, Leaving, Returning

There is a photo call with Dave and Jeni, and then we have to depart this oasis of joy … to stay with Dave and Jeni is to be in the most nurturing, comfortable and fun company you can imagine.

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A Journey to the Wall Part 3 – Escape, Sadness, Relief, Reflection

The storm has raged all night with what sounded like a savage power. Sleep is fitful and feverish. And then I wake in a gloomy half-light … I am gripped by another overwhelming desire to get off this mountain. Read more

Mulhacen and Capileira, Sierra Nevada, Spain

A Journey to the Wall Part 2 – The Struggle, The Wait, The Storm

Then there is no power in my legs, no air, frequent coughing. I drop further behind. I cough uncontrollably again, and my head spins. Ten more paces; every step is one less; ten more paces …
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A Journey to the Wall Part 1 – Beginnings and Doubts

I’m out of bed at 3:00 am and I’m shivering in the shower. First signs of a fever? Not now, no! Not where there are flights involved. It’s too late, I tell myself … I’m off for ten days mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada of Spain. Read more

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