Conquering the pass
The trek was truly amazing. It was both difficult and rewarding at the same time. Especially day 3.
The day started off cold and snowy. We knew that there was going to be a snow storm that day. Despite this, we decided to proceed with the climb. We packed up camp and began our ascent of the Diggar La which stands at 17,230 ft. The day started out easy enough but it soon became excruciatingly painful and slow. We ran into a terrible snow storm and high winds the whole way up. Looking up at the top, it seemed as if the mountain would never end. Many in the group wanted to turn back and give up but that wasn't possible because the ponies had already crossed over th mountain with all of the camp gear. Basically, our backs were up against the wall. So we plodded onward. I don't think i could have done it if i didn't have the support of the group. We pushed each other to our limits and then beyond to reach the top. When we reached the top we had a brief celebration and then quickly descended. By the end of the day, we all collapsed in exhaustion. But we made it.
The next day, we awoke to cloudless skies and the most beautiful view i have ever seen and basked in the accomplishment of the previous day.