Sunrise over Ausangate, Peru. The day before this Terry and I got hit hard with a gnarly hailstorm while trekking through Red Valley. All our stuff ended up getting wet and we were somewhere around 4,800m elevation (15748ft) so it was freezing cold as the sun started to set. Our stuff got a bit wet when we got caught in the storm and even after the storm left it was still quite windy so we were a bit nervous about sleeping in our tents. Also, the zipper on my sleeping bag had broken on the last trek so I was using a sleeping bag that I had rented from Cusco which was a bit too small for me. So I was already functioning on quite a lack of sleep at this point. We managed to find a cabin and made friends with the guys building the it and paid them around $3usd worth of Peruvian Soles to stay in the storage shed. We moved a bunch of stuff around, swept away some dust, threw down our sleeping pads, and shared some coca leaf tea with the guys building the cabin before calling it a night. I think there were mice crawling around in the shed because we could hear something crawling around at night but maybe it was just the wind. Anyways, we woke up around 4:30am and continued climbing and caught this view about half way up to the first pass.