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Our parents took us to the mountain for the first time in my life, when we were five years old, I remember something of that, not too much, but since that day, I have not stopped loving nature.
When I was 17 years old I arrived in Tenerife to collaborate as a reporter in a newspaper. I loved the people, the landscape, the wrinkled potatoes, the mojo picón and the majestic Teide. I decided to ascend to the peak to accumulate summits of more than 3,000 meters. It was also a challenge, alone, and without too much experience in that type of volcanic terrain.
One day I got the top, I admired the landscape and saw the people arrive in the cable car. The descent was wonderful, I think the best of my life. I slid on the heels of my Kamet boots and helped with the ice ax as if it were a rudder.
I have returned to El Teide, I did not ascend to its peak by walking or by cable car, because I learned that the challenges are not to play with the mountain. I’ll explain to my twins if they want to do it.
Now, the most relaxing thing for me, is to go up with my family or alone, on warm spring or summer nights and lying on the ground watching the majesty of the sky, at night, always clean, and feeling like one of the biggest and beautiful experiences that a human being can have. © 2019 Delmi Alvarez
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