Far Horizons: Tales of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror. Issue #13 April 2015 - Page 141

own thoughts and the exertion in the thin mountain air left little energy for chatting. The Ice Stair was relatively clear of snow. It has been maintained even through the harshest winter. That is a good sign. They climbed steadily, stopping several times to rest and eat from their dry rations and fast-emptying water bottles. They saw or heard no sign of wargs or any other living things. It took the best part of the day to ascend. There were a few slips and minor falls, but no one was seriously hurt. The weary trav V