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Come again another day: Annapurna Day 17-18

Many days Rose and I were a clothes rack. We each had about three different wardrobe changes in all, one of which (and usually parts of another) would be drying on our backs during the day. 1,584 more words

Annapurna Circuit

Hot water: Annapurna Day 16

I watched this happen with the same anxiety that I imagine a nervous parent might watch his child bike for the first time.
My primary thought with gritted teeth was: 1,065 more words

Annapurna Circuit

A Short Walk Around The Annapurna - Part X - Tato Pani to Ghorepani - Chickens That Ride Ponies and a Funeral Procession

DAY 17 

There’s a heavy, oppressive grey sky weighing on Tatopani this morning and I want only to leave the place; to escape the confining walls of this narrow valley and be high again. 1,020 more words

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Week 3 - Annapurna Circuit

Week 3: 1st October – 8th October 2014

Our final week had a very different pace and style to the ones before it, and I wrote less and less, the further we got, so more here (in particular the last four days) is from my memory rather than notes. 1,384 more words

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The Annapurna Circuit, Part 2

Some literature we read described the Thorung La Pass as ‘the biggest pass in the world’. I’m not so sure where they got their information from or what they mean by biggest, but it is certainly not the highest, although I have to admit that at the time we reached it I didn’t care- I was just cold, glad not to be ascending further and in need of a warm drink. 1,479 more words

Outwitting Altitude (Around Annapurna)

The Annapurna Circuit is misleadingly name… ‘circuit’ conjours up scenes flat-ish, round-ish. The Annapurna Circuit, by contrast, is a fortnight plus 200 km journey up and over what is lauded in Nepal as the highest/steepest pass in the world (er, I wouldnt look that up). 1,515 more words