The reason I don’t do rest days

My self-appointed coach announced that Day 4 of the trip was a rest day. He’s probably right, but it just seems ungrateful not to be climbing when there’s this much rock and it isn’t raining.

Instead we make the 3 hours drive to Riglos, where at least it has the decency to be overcast and damp.

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I content myself with a wander up to the vulture viewing area, and am rewarded when it actually opens its doors at 4pm – it has been closed on all my previous visits. It turns out to be a great facility with steerable cctv cameras and huge binoculars for viewing the nesting vultures and their new chicks.

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…and also great for scoping out the routes.

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