Eight hours and 2,154 meters high in the range; This mountain was the most physically challenging climb I have done yet. I was huffing and buffing like a three hundred pound man with diabetes as we hiked up the mountain. I am not joking when I say I that I climbed Smeagol’s stairs from Lord of the Rings and it was amazing! The hardest thing wasn’t climbing the stairs, however. It was walking around the bend and seeing another terrible height of stairs left to climb! We made it to the top by 4:43 am and I spent the night on a bench. It was beautiful, difficult and so much fun.

Speaking of adventure, I am leaving for another part of Asia in a few hours. Please pray for safe travel and opportunities to share as we will stay in a minority group’s home for a night!