Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados
The highest point and aim of our trek was to
park. Sadly visibility was very poor and it was cold. We did see
eagle which kept trying to soar, but couldn’t due to the fog.
flapped out of view. We have been through some unique landscape,
but we are ready
to drop down to lower altitudes.
There was ice on the inside of our tent and where we sat outside for breakfast we had ice shadows as the sun came up; brrr.
Our walking was now pretty well all downhill with one more overnight stop. We ended up walking for a day and a half on a loose stone/boulder path with a torrent of rain turning the path into a stream. Several people fell and slipped, 2, including Caroline managed to sit. Sadly Karen put out her arm to stop her fall and broke it. Our guides carried an inflatable splint and sling for immobilisation and we carried on walking. The holiday was over for Karen who was told by Colombian doctors she would need an operation, but he UK doctors said not. Our guides said this was not too bad as one trip they lost 5 out of 10 to altitude sickness.
Still it was good to be going to an hotel for hot showers.
A sulphur wall