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Himalayan Selection Camp Day 5

Day 5: By Lauren & Leonard

This morning, day 5 of the 5th Pangaea Selection Camp, we woke (if we slept at all) frozen to our sleepingbags. It was difficult to mentally prepare ourselves to put our boots on and peel out of our tents. Once we had breakfast with the team, and noticed, in the improved weather, the beautiful sky and mountains around us, everything was better and we were ready to go !

Roped up to each other and wearing crampons, we were off to explore the crevasses of the Matterhorn glacier. The most exciting part of the hike was abseiling just above a crevasse and sliding down a steep slope. It was the first time for many of us, but whatever anxiety was dispelled once we took the leap of faith and jumped off the ledge ! At the end, we were rewarded by the magnificient view of mountains amidst clouds, a moment that would stay in our memories for the rest of our lives.

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