Through 4 days of walking on bruised and blistered feet, I made it to the lost city of Machu Picchu and what an experience it was! Many thanks to Amanda who updated the group here for me while I was away :)
I fell down the stairs at home just two days before I was due to go away, but despite it all I kept going and saw it all; snow capped mountains, steep stone staircases, cloud forests and Dead Woman’s Pass at 4,200m — it was all quite inspiring. Chelmsford doesn’t seem quite the same after the vibrancy of Cusco and the mountain passes of the Andes.
At the moment, my fundraising is only a few quid shy of £4,000, and I expect to break that when I call in a few promised sponsorships. If anyone had been thinking about donating but wanted to see if I could manage it first, now is your chance to make that contribution.
I’m still updating and captioning photos — this link should take you to a slideshow of the pictures on Flickr, so keep checking back to see if there is anything new. Proper blog posts about the trip itself are coming soon, I promise.
Thank all of you again for your help and support, it meant a lot to me and kept me going when things were tough.
So here’s to all of you for your support, here’s to Peru, and here’s to starting to think about what the next challenge can be!