Tag Archives: 2019

WaterLily Turbine on the River with Two Names

On our River with Two Names expedition, we had many many things that were power-hungry such as our sat phone, Inreach, drone, cameras, GPS, and phones. Along with a few battery packs, we took our solar panel and the new … Continue reading

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River with Two Names Expedition Photo Gallery

Day Two dawned fine and still. Harp Lake was forgotten. We spent our first day exploring the southern end of Shapio Lake. The mirror surface of the lake produced a landscape-size kaleidoscope of rock and sky.   Journeying together in … Continue reading

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Pretty Big Walk Expedition Photo Gallery

We rested and prepared for the rest of the day. Wake up call came at 5 am the next day and we choked down some porridge and tried to breathe away our small altitude headaches. We decided to proceed and … Continue reading

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The River With Two Names

Our current expedition is called The River with Two Names and it begins/began on August 15 when we fly into Harp Lake. After a few days paddling along the lake we will exit via the Harp River onto the the … Continue reading

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Less than One Week and Counting: River with Two Names

As part of our last minute preparations for the River with Two Names expedition, we took our new WaterLily 12v turbine out yesterday for a test spin. We walked over to the Rennies River and placed in in a few … Continue reading

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The River with Two Names: Two Weeks and Counting

Two weeks and counting. We had a wonderful event last night on Long Pond where we introduced the joys of canoeing to some New Canadians and their conversation partners. It was a great partnership between School of Human Kinetics, Student … Continue reading

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The River with Two Names: Three Weeks & Counting

Our expedition team met last night with Richard Alexander to go over the map, see some pictures, and get some beta (information) from him. We then (almost) finalized our group gear list with who is bringing what. The excitement is … Continue reading

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Coming Next: A River with Two Names

Thanks to all who played “Which expedition is next?” a few weeks back. I realized that I never confirmed what river we are paddling in mid August…so here goes. Our next expedition is called The River with Two Names and … 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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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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inReach message from TA Loeffler

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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inReach message from TA Loeffler

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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inReach message from TA Loeffler

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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inReach message from TA Loeffler

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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