Once upon a time, a wise friend put it down to the core: It is all about expectations. Thus, I wonder what my expectations might be when it comes to the Nepal trek.
Mountain peaks or tenacious fog? Easy travelling or anoxia? Stunning views or annoying group travelers?
For the time being, I try to set up my weekly exercise in more realistic conditions. I get up early after only 5 hours of sleep and start today’s hiking tour shortly after breakfast around 11:30 am. This being set, the rest is routine: glistening snow, cloudless blue skies and a wide view way south over the main Alps. After a light lunch (Kaaspressknödl surrounded by fresh salad), I leave the Rotwandhaus and roll down the slushy path.
With temperatures reaching 15°C more than last week, the snow turns more and more into a mash of half-frozen water. I assume this caused the fatigue and muscle soreness that creeps over me later that day. Otherwise it would mean that I am not in perfect shape and THAT is not among the acceptable options…