Lake Merzbacher — day 1 — Karakol

July 5th, 2018 
The day before I was packing my backback after midnight. Packing food all the food, clothes and equipment was not a usual for me task. I’m not an experienced alpinist. And when I tried to lift my packed backpack with carpet, tent and sleeping bag attached to it, I asked myself, what am I doing? How am I going to bring it to the mountain.
The backpack’s weight was around 25 kg, 50% of my own weight.

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