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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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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 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 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 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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C10. As usual, rain started the moment we hit camp. Water temple nearby for both Hindus & Buddhists. Temple bell rings. Prayer flags release prayers to wind. View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=c0c5b41c-abb4-4290-a1fb-476a33ffff8a&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA Loeffler … Continue reading

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We have our Mackenzie tent. Wished for our winter Thor but thought it was too heavy Weather has broken we hope. much lightning in last week. yes much up & down View the location or send a reply to TA … Continue reading

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L10 After tough climb to pass, rewarded with momentous view of Langtang Himal where we are headed next. Morning sun, nice to dry out after frosty morn. View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=ed5e26c3-ab37-4684-9544-999d396a8174&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA Loeffler … Continue reading

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C9 OMG what a night! Huge electrical snow storm much of the night. Long night pushing snow off tent. Easy down. Sun out. Drying View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=0208b604-7521-4b86-a430-da205c169cf7&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA Loeffler sent this message … Continue reading

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C8 on Pangsang Pass. 3850 m. Raining, hailing, & booming. Glad we climbed well to be tucked in tent rather than still making way. View will be beauty in am View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: … Continue reading

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L8 Roadside dining. Pretty Big Climb today. Up the equivalent of Lukla to Tengboche. So sorry to hear of Lukla tragedy. Thinking of those who lost loved ones View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=15072cf1-cf42-4603-8037-3315d3e7218d&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA … Continue reading

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C7 Misty wisps of cloud surround fern decorated rhododendrons. Roads r bringing rapid change here. Sounds of cows & chainsaws, kharkas & kitchens Did U walk? View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=1709b9e1-a2e5-41be-982b-e99044ead856&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA Loeffler sent … Continue reading

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L7 High perch over Tipling village. Children headed back to school. Clouds building over a warm morning. We pass through as folks wish us “Namaste” We do too View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=d4e0c073-4d13-457f-9462-dd35e55d792e&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA … Continue reading

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C6 Happy Nepali New Year from Sertung. Kid goats jumping from rock to rock, not onto our tent thankfully. Homes made dry stone View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=ead6abef-75ab-4f99-b5d9-d87a7659b0c1&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA Loeffler sent this message from: … Continue reading

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L6 view out over three valleys coming together. Evidence of earth folds being pushed up into mtns. Ganesh Mtn reveals its glory. More down now up, up, up!!! View the location or send a reply to TA Loeffler: https://us0.inreach.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=73347ead-49df-48f2-a38a-b0f2d32f7646&adr=miyu735rowe%40post.wordpress.com TA … Continue reading

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