it was a grueling day from BC to Camp 1 . It took about 5 hours to get there over many ladders .There were a couple of area where there where 4 x 8ft ladders going straight up on the way down those sections you can either take the ladder or repel down . There can be a bit of a traffic jam at these areas . We spent the night at Camp 1 , the next morning we trekked up to Camp 2 about a 3.5 hour hike – extremely exhausting the last hour or so because of the thinner air . We stopped at camp 2 for a quick tea and back to Camp 1 which I was surprised only took 1 hour. A long day all the same . We had some soup in our tent and then was offered white rice – no thanks I lost my appetite at the acclimatizing and too tired to eat . Good night . The next morning we set out around 8:30 back from Camp 1 to BC which took a quick 2.5 hours 1/2 the amount going up . When we arrived I tried to face time Kylee for her 16th birthday but the connection was poor and it was almost midnight in T.O. I will try again tonight . It’s funny coming back to BC is like coming home -great food and I don’t have to share a tent . Hot shower tomorrow and more details .