The old couple can't believe that you want to try and reach Ashur on your own. Although it is spring snow has recently fallen in the mountains. Despite their warnings you decide that you will be able to find the route. The woman offers you some bread and leads you some of the way along the track. After an hour she waves you goodbye and wishes you good luck. You wrap your head cloth tighter around your face and walk on. As the temperature gets colder you decide to find shelter in a cave. Inside it is dry and warmer and you sit shivering at the entrance. Suddenly you are knocked forward by a huge weight. The last thing you hear is the roar of a mountain lion.