Passages - Chapter 1 | Nevado Ojos del Salado, Chile: Ghosts of the ConquistadorsAll Passages
When James crosses the top of a rock the size of a small car, the monster shudders ever so slightly but remains in place. I know this because I stand directly underneath him, some twenty feet below, and for seconds I freeze to the spot not knowing what I should do, pee or flee.
I see the summit now and know we are almost there.
"Judy, what are you doing here?"
I halt in puzzlement. Judy? What? I turn to confront what must be a new addition to our climbing team. "What'd you say?"
James points to a nearby boulder. "That's my sister sitting on that rock. What's she doing here?"
My altitude haze disappears in an instant. James is hallucinating!