Hardergrat is a long mountain range with many high peaks. From Harderkulm a single narrow ridge runs from one end of the range to the other ~27km with steep drops on either sides, with only a very few areas (~6) where they have put up a chain at the most exposed areas (only on descent), and with atleast half of this trek with almost vertical drops of ~1500m on both sides.
After a long, seemingly never ending, strenuous (ask our knees) and, needless to mention, dangerous hike, had to spend night on one of the mountain tops with approx 4X4m area, with much smaller area flat enough for putting sleeping bags.
Plagued by the paranoia that my bag with slip down from the peak in the middle of the night when I am cocoon-ing inside and with my hands tucked inside I wouldn't be able to do anything, both of us squeezed into a small flat-ish area. Trying to keep the cold wind out we sealed ourselves in the bags and tried to catch some sleep.
No one around for several kilometers and there was this eerie silence and seclusion adding to both our excitement as well as fear of noone finding us for a long time if something unfortunate were to happen.
Due to low temp, absolute silence, and still bothered by the fear of me sliding down the hill sometime during the night, I couldn't fall asleep for quite some time, but later I guess the fatigue pushed me into first of my many short naps to come. For the rest of the night a tug of war ensued; on one hand were the forces that kept me awake, on the other, the physical exhaustion that pushed me to fall asleep.
Sleeping under the cloudless dark sky speckled with countless shiny stars; the brightly shining "saptrishi" constellation right above our heads reminded... MORE ON FACEBOOOK...