After our first night back in civilisation, it was a bit confusing to wake up in a bed, rather than a tent, and to use an ordinary toilet again! Another early start, up at 5am, ready to face and accept the challenge for the day by 6am. Before we could start our walking back at Machu Picchu, we first had to take the bus trip, this time in reverse of what we did yesterday afternoon.

Rising at 5am at Phuyupatamarca, our campsite, we walked a short distance to watch the sun rise and colour the clouds above the mountains surrounding us in every direction. Oh, and did I mention Machu Picchu was right in front of us! Not only did the clouds glow pink and orange, but the reflection on the snow capped mountains above and around us did too... What a morning!

Dr Brad Turner, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health Victoria and speaking with MND Victoria CEO, Rod Harris about the US announcement of Edaravone as a treatment for ALS and what this means for Australians. Great questions and informative answers.

Don't miss this great interview on 9News Illawarra on 11 May featuring Paul Watson from the Illawarra and also Dr Justin Yerbury and Isabella Lambert-Smith from Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong. Thanks Paul, Justin, Isabella and reporter Rebecca Davis for getting MND talked about.

Rising at 4:30am, pitch black, the outside of our tents covered in a thin layer of ice... and knowing that today was to be the longest, the steepest, the hardest of all days! Just crawling out of the warmth of our sleeping bags was challenge enough! After a hearty breakfast to fuel ourselves (boy we knew we’d need it!), we started off, to be met by a mob of llamas! After marvelling at them and their beauty in this incredibly rugged and scenic landscape, we could find... no more excuses to put off what was ahead of us!

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