We woke up bright and early in the Young Hut (5am!) and decided to ventured over Gillespie Pass and into The Siberia Valley. The night before we swayed and swayed – to do the pass or return back via the Young Valley – and decided that if we woke to sunny skies we would attempt the pass. Well we woke, and the sky was sunny so we began our big adventure. About 4 hours into the journey we realized we were not as capable as we thought and in fact should have had crampons and ice axes, but with careful steps and encouragement all around we made it to the valley and to the Siberia Hut where we were collected by a little chartered plane. It was an epic adventure and one I will never forget!