by Konrad Bartelski
In the distance, Ptor Spricenieks is leading the team to the next summit in the remote mountains of Kyrgyzstan. I was struggling at the back, the altitude bringing to bear on my endurance, to the extent that my friends kept on climbing.
That day, I had to return to the yurt to seek further rest; the challenge of the mountains is one that needs to be considered with due respect, even on a clear sunny day. Fortunately, the next day my body reacted more positively to the thin air, so I was able to continue to explore the legendary Kyrgyz wilderness.