Woke up on Sunday morning feeling like I just climbed a mountain…well yesterday we did.
Fellow entrepreneur, Dave, and I took his Aprilia motorcycle and cruised to the foothills of this steep beast of a mountain. The climb to the top is short, 1.5-2.5 hours but steep. Being diabetic I armed myself with several dextro sugar units and Skittles. Well I slightly underestimated the energy requirement of the hike and when reaching the top I consumed all my sugar reserves and sugar levels were being burned by extremely exhausted calf muscles.
After a brief appreciation of the amazing view from the top – from where you can see Santiago and several glider planes we began our descent or rather skidding as the slope is extremely steep and dessert i.e. no plants for tracking.
Deep in conversation we quickly lost our path and had to cut across un trodden terrain brushing past cacti (however you spell that) and other thorny plants to find the road back down. I ain’t gonna lie: got slightly panicky about making it back as sugar levels were not progressing on a favorable trajectory. Eventually, we made it. The journey in total was probably 4 hours. We also spotted a relative of the tarantula spider. No need to be afraid as apparently they are the friendly uncle relative. Dave decided to play with it as well and he survived..