In the middle of the night I dreamed I heard my name called from the distance. I wondered whether that was the wake up call and whether anybody would check whether I was awake. By that time I was awake and saw that I was still darker than at 4 am. I had forgotten to keep my pen light handy to check my watch. I then stayed awake for quite a while and it didn't get lighter. When I eventually fell asleep I didn't hear my wake up call and my tent mate had to shake me awake. [photo]P1090138.JPG[caption]A hazy sunrise on the lower moraine[/photo]
We then started walking at 5am sharp in bright daylight. Helen set a good slow pace up the steep lower moraine. Above that an easy trail followed a small creek paralleling the lateral moraine and the pace picked up. We topped the upper moraine shortly after 6am, then traversed a shallow bowl to two small moraines paralleling the glacier. There our speed luckily slowed down as the guides made excellent steps in the steep bare ice. We would hardly have needed crampons.
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