‘Are they really what you’re wearing to do this?’
I look down at my circa ’02 gripless Lacoste pumps and back up into the narrowing eyes of mountain guide Ali. See, I had no idea I was going to do this when I left home. Once I’d committed, investing in a decent pair of trekking trainers for the sake of one tiny two-day venture seemed a bit excessive.
‘I’ll be fine,’ I say without much conviction.
Ali shrugs. ‘If anyone breaks a leg they can pay a guide to carry them back down. We charge per kilo…’ Continue reading