Half way through day 1 we were lucky enough to find a waterfall. The feeling of being drenched and soothed in the ice cold plunge pool set us at ease. Our accommodation for the night was to be ‘The Shack’, a very run down old building with just enough room for everyone to fit in, out of the rain. As we were anticipating, the PMs said the next couple of days would be a lot of uphill.
An early start of 0330 began the second day. The conversations that people can get through to take their minds off the task whilst trekking is quite remarkable. From favourite types of chocolate biscuit to most effective use of the machete! The highlight of the trek so far, without a doubt, is Helbert, our local guide. He is an absolute machine and is constantly aware of where any snakes might be, making sure he leads the trail and ‘shoos’ away any that might be on our trail.
As I write this we are currently getting ready to climb from volcano base camp to the peak of Volcan Turrialba where we hope to experience the most amazing sights we have ever experienced.
Alpha 1 at Volcan Turrialba base camp