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Altitude and solitude

We're all back down safely from our acclimatization round on the slopes of Gurla. Yesterday, we made the long trek …

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Flexibility…The name of the game…

Not many things in the mountains are certain. Altitudes are somewhat defined, the mountain does not move too quickly, and …

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MacGyver of Tibet

You all remember it…the cheesy show where the main character, MacGyver, is locked in a secret dungeon on a deserted …

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The Canyons of Guge

We all enjoyed the beauty and drama of our Kailash kora…There is little that can beat the beauty of a …

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Kora Kompleted…Enlightenment Undetermined…

Thirtapuri Gompa, 14,685 feet, Ngari, West Tibet Hello everyone from the Thirtapuri Gompa, the third and final part of the …

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Maoists, tapeworms, and Tibet…

I'll keep this brief – we've had a long few days, and I'm not really supposed to be using this …

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Thumkot Khola

Greetings from the sunny banks of the Karnali River and a small village called Thumkot Khola. As I mentioned in …

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Snow Leopard returns to Khumbu!

Wildlife researchers from the University of Illinois-Chicago are convinced the rare and elusive snow leopard (Uncia uncia) has returned to …

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