See Fridays in the Black household was always known as takeaway Fridays and man we so loved either Pats pizza or Mr Chippie “best fish & chip” or of course Tin Tai “Georgie’s best Curry in the land”.
So when I’m thinking and taking about food then things must be on the mend and they are in this crazy turns table of feeling good bad & ugly. “Well I was always ugly so that narrows it to two”. Yes after an exhausting episode, events not even seen played out on Coronation street, lol.
All is very much improved today, yes it was AMS “acute mountain sickness” a real dangerous problem if not nailed & dealt with immediately, so the correct decision yesterday morning to descend ASAP was the difference in avoiding further major complication and as you can see they happen so quickly with no mercy.
As a great friend messaged me today saying “keep her lit, we were sicker times on bad beer or over indulged” never a truer word Adrian.
So yes good solid sleep and woke hungry as hell “hence takeaway Fridays” I ate & ate all day ,which is also helped by the drop in altitude.
Weather today was good sunny & bright, so finally got a shower “kettle over the head” since leaving Letterkenny and wait for it a partial cloths wash also so tonight I’m smelling & looking alot healthier ,by the colour of the water I must have stank ..Hahahah
So I came off all drugs antibiotics etc “except Diamox which helps with acclimation ” and intend flushing the body clean of all toxins over next few days.
My spo2 “blood oxygen levels yesterday arriving back down from ABC. To BC was 49/50 % so I was really struggling & tonight after a good rest & food & drop in Altitude I was improved to 80% and that will improve over the next few days here @ BC.
So the plan now is stay here until I’d say Tuesday head up towards ABC again slowly & taking two days at interim camp before moving finally to ABC . From there rest and allow a slow acclamation process to continue, once that’s achieved the we feel strong then I’m going to climb the north col face to 7000mts touch & return to ABC – rest and climb to north col & sleep there to acclimatise .. Get that far and then we will see whats next.

The positive thing is that I’m thinking this way . Tonight I am as positive and focused as ever and while yesterday was a dark day, I climbed out of that dark hole and I’m sure there will be a few more dark places I need to climb out of and ill deal with them as they come at me, been in darker places before & survived….
Today had a great chance to reflect on my personal sporting past and people on our own county that I so respect for what they offer young kids expecting nothing in return “so tomorrows blog is been offered up in my respect to these people “I had a deep think about this today drawing inspiration from it, so I hope you find it an interesting read.
Chicken & pasta for dinner “you’d think I think of nothing else but I’m back here to gain Strength and that involves a major food scoffing process”
Snowing very hard with high winds just now as I crawl into my tent.
So from a happier climber tonight talk Tomorrow.
Enjoy your takeaway Fridays “that’s what Friday were made for”, jesus a BIG4 from our 4 Lanterns be beautiful just now ..lol

Nite y’all