A simple walk up a river valley/gorge. What could be easier I thought.
So off we set just after lunch. A nice gentle start lulled us into a sense of well being.
Not for long as we found that we were walking actually in the river.
Not very deep but tricky walking. I managed to take a tumble in the first section as I jumped from stone to stone.
Not actually having broken anything important Sarah urged me on/
Our first step ladder appeared.
By now it was getting trickier.
And ever more vertiginous.
Not for the faint hearted this one. No handholds.
Just hanging around for Sarah to catch up.
There she is.
Taking the mickey now.
A bit wobbly this one.
We finally made it to the source of the river after two hours and forty minutes of climbing.
Only four kilometres and an altitude climb of 400 meters.
But what an experience. Never done anything like it. It was amazing.
The walk down was tame by comparison but still took another hour and a half of gravel track, downhill walking.
Needed a very large G&T when I got back.