Valley of thirst

In the beginning of December 2005, I did not know about, that five weeks later I would be in Argentina. Jacob Klaris had for a long time been planning such a trip, but with my jobs as an accountant it was impossible to go on a vacation in January, the way Jacob was intending to. But as his last possible climbing partner also had said no, there was nothing to discuss. I'm on, I said, and then I just had to finish those accounts in ten days. January 15th. we were standing in a dusty hut, checking in our basecamp gear. Now we were going for some mountain!