I sure hope the big guy is getting along out there. Cant wait to hear all about it when you return.
Firstly, I'm hooked. I've had few experiences that came with such a sense of achievement.
Those temperatures would have been my downfall. I always find it difficult to stay hydrated on hot hikes, even if I drink constantly. Did you have access to enough water?Do you feel that your pre-trip fitness work helped somewhat?