Nepal and my Fujifilm X70 part 3

So here we are, part 3, If you haven't read my first and second part, you can do so here with these links 

Part 1

Part 2

So on our second day, our guide/good friend Santos told us that it would be the hardest day out of all. (even though that very same evening he would tell us that the third day would be less steep but harder due to a few descents, and my dear friend Suman told us we could trust him.)

Our alarm clock was giving us a weird look.

Our alarm clock was giving us a weird look.

Some were not so keen on the climb that day. 

Some were not so keen on the climb that day. 

We did manage to climb up steadily and take a few breaks in between. The point is not to rush and just take it easy but being a stupid man, I just wanted to get there as quick as possible therefore I was pretty knackered by lunch time. 

take a break in style. 

take a break in style. 

Up to this point my X70 has been performing superbly, no glitch, no hiccup but I did notice that due to the cold weather my battery doesn't last as long as it was in a warmer climate which was to be expected. I was stupid enough to travel with one battery and one SD card as I thought to myself I would be clever about how I shoot and I was confident enough that I could definitely go through the whole trip with this set up, so far so good. 

finishing the "first hill"

finishing the "first hill"

After a massive meal and a few snicker bars later we made our way through a few "Nepali Flats" which took us through a nice little forest walk before we got to Ghorepani 

A view from our dining hall.

A view from our dining hall.

On the next day we climbed from Ghorepani in the dark up to Poooooonnnn hill to catch the sun rise. If you want to get a good spot for your camera, do get up about 30 mins before what the guide suggested as the way up does get super congested. The view was breathtaking, literally. 

The red glow only last for so long so bring your high speed continuous burst camera. 

The red glow only last for so long so bring your high speed continuous burst camera. 

After enjoying a good amount of Poon......hill, we then had a quick breakfast back at our ice block lodge before setting off for more walking. At this point after much charging and possibly too much Poon, my camera decided to die, well not dead dead kinda dead but it stopped itself from reading of the card and I wasn't really sure whether it was writing or not so I didn't want to risk losing all my photos, queue the iPhone 7 plus.

one of a few last photos it managed to take before it died. 

one of a few last photos it managed to take before it died. 

For the next part, I will cover the rest of my trip and a little review of my iPhone 7 plus and how it saved me in the mountain.