Monday, 17 November 2014

We assailed Slieve Donard yesterday. It took us a full 5 hours to make the 10km round trip and it was worth every hard fought minute.
There was a full team in the expedition. There was baby on Papa's back with Moma following close behind for the feeding stops. Bringing up the rear were sherpas Tatiana and Vitali who carried the water, the flask of soup and the nappies.
The weather was kind to us. There was no rain or snow this time just an awful lot of fog.

We do this trip every year now. You might say it has become something of a family pilgrimage. Next year it promises to be even harder to do when Alicia could be twice as heavy and still unable to walk much of the way.
I guess her donkey called Papa had better stay in shape..