The trail was absolutely beautiful through a forest carpeted with fallen leaves, and incredible views of the lightly snow-dusted Andes across the valley. However, it was also fearsomely steep! I managed to run the first 200m before slowing to a 'power hike'. It wasn't long before that turned to walking... and then to plodding. Nevertheless we made it to our meta near the top of the hill and enjoyed a lovely stroll back downhill to the start.
|Before the Great Uphill Trek|
|On the way up - still smiling!|
|Joining the line of tired 'runners' - not so much smiling now!|
|At our meta - 6.5km up Cerro El Roble|