The continuous snow mountains and giant glacier of Muztag Ata is super amazing!
We had rescue training in the morning. Hyperbaric oxygen chamber, the rescue pulling, and the oxygen container….
I was nervous when I lay in the oxygen chamber. My ears were stuffed like diving. But when the pressure got down to 2600m, surprisingly I felt so good that I found myself almost fell asleep!
I did ice climbing today. Super cold but very enjoyable when climbing on Muztag Ata glacier, of thousands years old! I tried Slack line too: )
One teammate gave up and quit. Our second time to C1, I felt too exhausted during the last 450 steps under extremely cold condition. I didn’t know how long I could stand for it.
I couldn’t sleep the whole night. Headache and felt sick. My face became swelled. Before I came I guessed my altitude sick at C2- 6200m. But I was absolutely wrong! Climbing Muztag Ata was nothing easy! Today we might walk 7 hours to C2, ascending 800m.
5.5 hours from C1 to C2. I felt super exhausted in each step. I cried almost all the way C2, deeply desperate and lonely. In this quiet mountain, I could only hear nothing but my own heartbeat and breath…
* Muztag Ata
* C1 to C2