We awoke to our last day on the TMB! Where have all the days, kilometres ascents and descents gone?
We couldn’t believe we were only a day’s walk from completing the circuit! We were lulled into a false sense of security thinking that today’s walk would be easy. Dianne our guide had quoted that we only had an initial 750m ascent, but we had failed to absorb the fact that there would be over 1100m of a combined ascent due to the contouring along the mountain side until we reached the top of the original cable car we had taken on day one, effectively completing our circuit!
Each day the temperature has been increasing, so today was hot. This along with the mental state of switching off on the last day caught us out making it a tougher day than it should have been. The initial ascent was on stony and mostly exposed paths. We stopped a number of times to take a rest before pushing on and reaching the top. Lunch was enjoyed at a mountain side Albergue and we sampled some local sweet pasteries to help us on the way. Before long, we had completed the walk, but not only that, Jenny and I had completed another amazing adventure!
Our group had gelled well, so it was time for celebrative drinks and our final shared meal before we all make tracks and say our farewells.
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