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Nov 10, 2013 - ABC Trek Day 6 - Dobhan to Machhapuchare Base Camp

Slow and steady today as we got up into the high alpine. Lots of "bistari, bistari" from our guide Lakpa. It was cloudy and cool all day but the rain had stopped so we were dry. 6 hours of slow walking with 1100m of elevation gain over 9km. But the ending point was at 3700m so we were definitely sucking air as we climbed higher. To make it worse, all 4 of us have come down with colds (never fails after one of those epic flights) and it is hard enough breathing without having a stuffed up nose! No more bamboo, we were definitely in the...

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Mar 29, 2010 - Trek to Macchapuchhere

Today we have a really tough day. We go from 2505 m up to 3700 m at Macchapuchare Base Camp (MBC). Macchapuchare Peak is the "Fish Tail" and is a sacred peak and forbidden to climb. It has a distinctive shape. The first part of the climb was pleasant, through the forest, but it was warm and humid. We had tea break at Himalaya village, and lunch at Deurali. After lunch it started to pour, and continued to rain the whole way to MBC. Gyaljen, one of the porters, stayed with me most of the way to MBC. As we go higher we need to share rooms so...

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Nov 3, 2009 - Annapurna Base Camp Trek

This was a ten day trek from Pokhara (Pedhi) to Annapurna Base Camp. On the way back I detoured to Ghorapani and Poon Hill, before finishing at Naya Pul. These are - so I have read, have been told and can now verify - some of the most magnificent mountain views anywhere in the world. Annapurna is only the 10th highest mountain in the world, but it is one of the most difficult - the fatality rate is 40%, three times that of Everest. It was the first 8,000 meter mountain ever climbed, in 1950, by the French men Maurice Herzog and Louis...

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