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Leaving for Patagonia

April 30, 2016

Mountains, pictures, action.

Finally the day has arrived. Months of training and preparation, weeks of hectic packing and ordering last minute supplies and finally everything is distilled into three heavy bags on platform 9. Sheffield station – the departure zone for so many expeditions to so many of the world’s great mountains. You’d hardly know it though.  Same old dirt, same old delays. Some things are perennial in the world of travel. And, as I’m finding right now, stress is one of them.

 Turns out that Ally, who is flying in from Geneva with EasyJet, is delayed to the point where he’s got 20 minutes to make our flight. It’s impossible not to start worrying about all the possible consequences of missing it, but mainly they all boil down to one thing – cash. Lots of it. Maybe that’s why flying long distances is always stressful, because if something goes wrong it costs…

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