Not staying at the hut has it’s advantages – you can crank up a nice fire and sit round telling stories and sipping hot toddies until late into the night ( or at least til 8:30… we’re hikers after all ;) ). Here Nico does a sterling job with ‘The Wafter’ keeping the light and heating roaring at our new home. Mmmm toes released from the boots, and revived with the warmth of the fire, noodles scoffed, and rum sunk, a deep sense of snooziness prevails… It’s time to get zipped up in the thermal maggot bag as our eyes start to sink slowly into the closed position… Zzzzz A satisfying day :)
The orginal plan was to get to Siberia Hut tonight, a further one hour down the valley. But we found a massive fire ring when we popped out onto Siberia Flats so felt obliged to fill it with fire ;) Camping here was also a much better location to take in side trip up to nearby Crucible Lake tomorrow (didn’t have to walk that hour back up here again).