Day 9.5: Exploring Machu Picchu. After a brain boggling tour of the ruins, team Kling, took the afternoon to wander the area and summit the mountain. Locating the Inca Bridge, we stood amazed at the pure determination and courage the Incans had, crossing this narrow, solid rock bridge running the length of an almost vertical >1900ft rock face. They were serious about potatoes.
As it was our last day on the journey and one of the wonders of the world, “to summit or not to summit” Macchu Picchu mountain slipped in to conversation. Friends, you may laugh here; however, team Kling swallowed a deep breath and pushed with no desire to come short of one last adventure. After an insane, 2000ft rocky staircase, we arrived at one of the most incredible views I’ve witnessed. The look down on Machu Picchu and surrounding mountain range pressed such a sense of size in to my worn out self.
Photo two is Alex snapping me under the Inca flag as I shot photo three.