Again ( as usual ) my spasms started with a vengeance at about 8pm and just kept going all night.
I did sleep for 5 hours, eventually propping myself up so I was in a sitting position in bed. That seemed to work – or at least I fell asleep. It’s not enough sleep though, not for me now.
We watched Everest last night – downloaded the film – I half watched it, as I was distracted by my legs. In 2000 Dan summited Everest – on an Army expedition – one of only 2 soldiers to get to the top on that attempt. As it happened, I was myself I’m the Himalayas doing a race called the Raid Gauloises, and I could see Everest from the Tibetan Plateau. I remember talking to him and wishing him luck ( a conversation in my head only ).
At the time the stats were very off putting – for every climber that actually made it to the top, 1 in 6 of those that did then died on the way down. For me, those odds were too short to contemplate trying it.