Monday, 27 August 2012
Day 9 – At Parinacota by Tom Cayless
After the first night sleeping in sleeping bags, the group awoke at the “Albergue Uta Kala Don Leo Parinacota” (hostel). The first challenge of the day was the dangerously wired showers. Luckily, these were negotiated without any fatalities! However, the water was not always hot... A single bread roll for breakfast prevented anyone overeating. The rest of the day consisted of more testing, with some of the groups going off on small walks around the village area. Two members of the group appeared to be suffering from ‘flu-like’ symptoms but most of the group appear to be acclimatising well at rest.