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Yala Peak Summit-Pretty Big Walk/Climb

Hello from Thulo Syabru. A wee bit of cell coverage before we head up into the Gosainkund Region. We are on the home stretch having walked back out of the Langtang (the long way) and we have now made the … Continue reading

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Pretty Big Walk Traverses Ganesh Himal

This was the view from the pass that signalled we had almost completed our traverse of the Ganesh Himal on the Great Himalayan Trail on our Pretty Big Walk. Marian is making a shape with the Langtang Himal making a … Continue reading

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Pretty Big Walk-You’re Invited!

Marian and I are taking a walk. A Pretty Big Walk. We want you to come along in any way you can…walking, rolling, slowly, quickly, running, jumping, singing…any which way that, gets you, or keeps you moving. We’ll be walking, … Continue reading

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Pretty Big Climb: Yala Peak

This is a summit photo of Marian and I (and Niranjan who trying to hide in the background) on the summit of Yala Peak. We climbed the peak over two days on our Pretty Big Walk expedition. Most folks were … Continue reading

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Pretty Big City

After a two hour Jeep ride through Shivapuri National Park from Chisopani to the outskirts of Kathmandu, we were welcomed back to the city with an instant case of sensory overload and traffic. Arriving in mid city amid thousands of … Continue reading

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Heading Off to a Pretty Big Wall

After a quick day of catching up with friends and errands, the expedition bags are packed and we head off in the morning. We tested our expedition comms this morning and all seem to be working well. As long as … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #66

Hey this is TA calling in from day 66 of the great big walk. At an elevation of 3230 or thereabouts, at a place called just below the tingsi la and the day was a little bit different than anticipated. … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #65

Hey this is TA calling in from Day 65 of the great big walk. We are located at 1659m above sea level at a place called Petti at the foot of a huge climb up to bigugampa which is where … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #63

Hey this is TA calling in from day 63 of the great big walk. We are at an elevation of 1895m in a location called Karing, or at least thats what we think it is. We’ve had a day of … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #62

Hey this is TA calling in from day 62 of the great big walk. May 1st. We are in a little village called simi or simigong depending which sign you look at at an elevation of 2000 m above sea … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #61

Hey this is TA calling in from day 61. We are at 2823 m, this is the lowest we have been in a looooonnnnggggg long long long long time. We had to look back to see how long it has … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #60

Hey this is TA calling in from day 60, can you believe it? Day 60 of the great big walk. We are located at an elevation of 4180 m above sea level, in the village of Nah and today might … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #59

Hey this is TA calling from day 59 of the great big walk. We are located at a place that we think might be Tabug. Isn’t that a great name? At an elevation of 4710m. We’ve had our third big … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #58

Hey this is TA calling in from day 58, April 27th from an elevation of 5149 m at a place that we think may be called noisey (inaudible). It is kind of like a penthouse actually. We were coming down … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #56

Hey this is TA calling in from day 56 from a small yak kharka/ tea house called Sangbo at an elevation of 4230 m above sea level. We said goodbye to our stage 2 folks this morning. Paul and Bill … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 55: To Thame (3820m)

To Thame (3820m/3hrs). We turn south and down valley towards Lukla for our return to Kathmandu. There are Sherpa villages to be explored as we descend the gorge. We will spend the night at the pretty village of Thame with … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #55

Hey this is TA calling in from day 55. We’re at an elevation of 3820 in a village called Tame and it was a wonderful, delightful easy walk downhill today. Marian had 12 376 steps, 38 floors, 8.5 km. I … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #51

Hey this is TA calling in from day 51 of the great big walk. I’m doing this by headlamp so its a little bit dark and my writing is a little bit small. We are in Gokyo at an elevation … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #50

Hey this is TA calling in from day 50 of the great big walk. We are just outside a village called Dzongla. 4815 m above sea level, preparing to cross the chola tomorrow. I wanted to say a happy birthday … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #49

Hey this is TA calling in from Day 49. We are here in Dingboche at an elevation of about 4410m and for me its a little bit like coming home. I have been to Dingboche on the way to Everest … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #48

Hey this is TA calling in from day 48. We are at the Injola lake camp at an elevation of  4943. What an awesome day we had. My goodness gracious. Amphu labtsa is a fabulous pass. A great one to … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #47

Hey this is TA calling in from day 47 and we said the other day that 47 was sort of like what we were about recognizing that our trip is only about 3 weeks left in it. We are located … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #46

Hey this is TA calling in from day 46 at Baruntse base camp at an elevation of 5477 and look I said that whole sentence without even having to pause for breath. We’ve come down about 400m and we think … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #45

Hey this is TA calling in from day 45 of the great big climb. Definitely called the great big climb today. We are located at the foot of West kol at an elevation of somewhere between 5939 and 5959. I … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #44

Hey this is TA calling in from day 44 of the great big climb as it was today. It was definitely not a walk. We are located at West kol camp at approximately 6130m above sea level and I probably … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #43

Hey this is TA calling in from day 43. We are located at Sherpani kol base camp at an elevation of approximately 5688 m above sea level. We had a pretty big day. A pretty challenging day for most of … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #41

Hey this is TA calling in from day 41. At an elevation of 5211 m at a location called Swiss base camp but it is so much more than that. Indeed we are camped across from Makalu and in reading something yesterday, … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #40

Hey everybody. Happy day 40 from the great big walk. We are located once again at Makalu base camp here at an elevation of 4800m. This was a rest and acclimatization day for us as well as technical skills practice day. … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #39

Hey this is TA calling in from day 39 from Makalu base camp at an elevation of 4800m above sea level and it is awesome being here and I thought we should rename Makalu base camp to the Makalu beach … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #37

Hey this is TA calling in from day 37 of the great big walk. We are located here at Langmali khara at an elevation of approximately 4400 m. We had a great walk today, in some ways truly Nepali flat as we … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #36

Hey this is TA calling in from day 36 of the great big walk and we are at Yangla kharka at approximately 3625m. We had a great downhill day coming back from the high alpine white and blue land into and through … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #35

Hey good afternoon. Good morning. Good day from day 35 of the great big walk. We are located here at approximately 4105 m above sea level in a place called grazing kharka. You’ll remember a kharka is a place where they bring … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #34

Hey, good afternoon or good morning, wherever you may be. This is TA calling in from day 34 of the great big walk. We are located at 4123 m above sea level near a lake called kalo, black lake. Kalo pokhari. We’ve … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #32

Hey this is TA calling in from Day 32 of the great big walk. We are located at an elevation of 2920m at a place we are calling forest camp. It was a pretty eventful day so I better get to … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #31

Hey this is TA calling in from day 31, in a location called dunga kharka. So remembe dunga means rock and kharka means place where you pasture animals. So we’re in a rocky pasture. We actually can’t see too many of the … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #29

Hey this is TA calling in from day 29 of the great big walk. We are located at 3100m above sea level at Bakim Kharka. I remind you that a kharka is place where animals are brought to pasture. There’s the remains … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #28

Hey this is TA calling in from Day 28 on the great big walk. Its find your fit Friday. We are in a village called Hongon at an elevation of 2323 m above sea level. We had a fabulous walk today, we … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #27

Hey good afternoon, at least afternoon in Nepal calling in from Day 27 of the great big walk. We are here again in Chyamtang at an elevation of 2187 m and we have had a very excellent day resting, relaxing, , laundrocating … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #26

Hey this is TA calling in from Day 26 of the great big walk from the village of Chantan at an elevation of 2187 m. It was another great day here on the great big walk and the big news is cumutivaley … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #25

Hey Namaste from Day 25 of the great big walk. We are located in a karka and if you remember a karka is a yak pasture and I wish you could hear the yak bells because actually this karka comes with lots … Continue reading

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