The landscape slowly changed again, to stony chaparral more suited to films like 'the Good, the Bad and the Ugly', dotted with ingenious plants like these.
Things got a bit steeper from here on in, but always manageable. Any remaining vegetation slowly receded as we walked and scrambled our way up.
Our next resting place was the Austrian Hut at 4800m right beside the Lewis Glacier. It sad that not everything was covered in snow.perhaps this is the sad effect of global warming.but later it was snowing at night i remember we settled in and needed some water to heat up, so we got saucepan and travelled down to the little lake at the bottom of the glacier. And I sat down, hit the icy surface of the lake with my saucepan, and got my water. And I remember being overwhelmed with the possibility that life could actually be that simple.