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Day 5: Kangyatse base camp day 2

Today is Friday, July 31, 2015 and we are at Kangyatse base camp. After the rain storm and the hail beat us up the night before, I am ready to greet a brand new day. 676 more words

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Day 4: Kangyatse base camp

It is Thursday, July 30, 2015. I am up at 5:30 a.m. No need for an alarm clock. I check the status of my facial swelling in the mirror: minimal. 807 more words

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BOOKS, trekking and mountains may not seem to have much in common at first glance but they are actually very much related especially on lonely nights. 937 more words


Day 3: Nimaling

It is Wednesday, July 29, 2015. We are in Nimaling at 4,800m (15,750ft). I sleep on and off throughout the night. It is raining. Cold and damp. 922 more words

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Day 2 – Chuskyurmo - Lartsa – Kongmaru La – Nimaling

It is Tuesday, July 28, 2015. We wake at about 6 a.m. It’s cool outside and overcast. No wind or rain. It’s calm. I take a walk and look for a place to potty. 1,013 more words

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Day 1 – Shang Sumdo – Our entry point into Markha River Valley

Yikes and I thought 4 months in between posts was a long time. This time 7 months have passed, and another trek awaits me in less than a month. 832 more words

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