Mid life crisis in the Andes

by: , Australian -
July 02, 2014

As an adult in his mid 50s, I suddenly realized I was exposed to something bigger than I had initially expected.

This is an activity that needs to be completed by reasonably fit adults. My ignorance was my savior.

Throughout the journey I had very specific goals.

1) Make it to the top of the Saltankay trek 4600m and see a glacier.

2) Complete the day 2 walk 18 km and day 3 walk 16 km, without complaining or falling behind.

3) Putukusi walk, complete this on the day before Machu Picchu and get a photo.

4) Finally complete my walk to Machu Picchu and see this historical suite up close.

Salkantay.org were fantastic. They made sure everyone was made aware of the risks and dangers.

Luckily we had Juan Carlos as our guide and leader. He was knowledgeable and friendly, he was clearly organized and made sure the whole trip was an unbelievable experience. Thank you to all who helped in making this such a wonderful experience.

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