How should I say that the first trek of my life was a moderate trek with last 15 minutes of it asking me to literally scale a patch of land almost 90° to my vision ahead? I guess I already said it. .
The only support was the few feet marks made by the sheep or the shepherd. By the grace of coincidence I was trekking alone for those 15-30 minutes. Some of my friends had already made it to the top and one of my friends was waiting for me down below. Stepping one feet after another on the sheep marks, I climbed at a faster rate than before. Maybe I subconsciously wanted to prove to my friends above that I am not a slow trekker but I was only supporting my friend before for whom this trek was no less than climbing the Mt. Everest. I hopped from one mark to another to finally reach the top in a short time. When I reached the top, my friend Asanda said, 'You made it really quick in the end when it was supposed to be the most difficult part of the trek.' Perhaps, I just wanted a compliment. Perhaps, I need to consciously control my ego going Gaga over flattering remarks. Perhaps, I should just enjoy the memories of a tough day which seem like a scary dream as I am penning my thoughts today. Oh, it is a story for another day the reason why that trek will never be forgotten by any of the 8 climbers that day. .
While doing the 90° climbing thing, I just couldn't stop myself from taking out my phone from one of the pockets and click a photograph of how it looked like through my eyes at that point of time. Oh, the camera/eyes are looking at least 45° above the horizontal. 😲
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