Tuesday, 15 October 2013
It reminds me of that Scottish verse, where the two rivers grimly compete (I don't know who wrote it):
"Tweed says to Till
What gars ye rin sae still?
Says Till to Tweed
Though ye rin with speed
And I rin slaw
Where ye droon one man
I droon twa."
Everest and K2 could have much the same chat, if they wanted.
But, having read the book, I understand the dilemma Alison Hargreaves was in - why she felt she had to climb K2. And it was not to do with her not thinking or caring about her children. Quite the reverse in fact.
Yesterday Butterfly Mark rang early and the box of sandwiches and the Captain disappeared shortly after.
There such an interesting sunrise this morning that I went and woke up Col, and he came sleepily through and photographed it.