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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Day 4 - Trekking in the dark

Today we were woken at 3.30am, with no tea (usually we were woken with a hot coca tea). The porters were in a hurry!
We were rushed through breakfast, with busy porters bringing the tents down around us, and once packed, they ran down the hill to catch the train home. We began our trek at 430am, only to spend 40min in the que to enter Machu Picchu precinct.
From there we were also in a hurry! In order to get to the Sun Gate to watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu, we had to set a brisk pace.
About halfway, poor Debra was exhausted, so Sandra and I left her with water and food then ran the rest of the way (I am pretty sure we have acclimatised!). We caught our group at the top of a steep staircase, but couldn't call out because we were puffing so hard!
We had enough time to pop our stuff down, and realise we had time. So I got up and went to get Deb. The guide didn't want me to go back in case I missed the sunrise, and just as I was insisting she came around the corner.
Making it in time was a bit overwhelming, but very rewarding.
Debbie has given everything to complete this trek; she is utterly spent, emotionally, physically, mentally.
We have $380 to make our target and 3 days to make it in! Please help us raise money for diabetes research Australia: www.everydayhero.com Team IntoYou


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