Heavenwards on the Col de Ibaneta
We are 900m up, in an emerald forest and entering the cloud zone now. If this is a metaphor for getting to heaven, be warned, it takes a lot effort with so much gear. Our progress is slow, painfully slow. The supply of sweets and lollies helps. But for how long? And what when they run out? Or when darkness descends? Spirits are fine for now. But let’s not count our blessings too soon.