All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘water’

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Along the banks of the Yamuna River in…

Along the banks of the River in – just a stone’s throw from the – is an equally stunning if less-refined place ghat is the place of the washers (Dhobis), and here, day in and day out, they ply their trade, hand washing masses of for visiting tourists and locals alike. The clothing is “washed” in the fetid waters of the Yamuna which, by the time they move through Agra, are but a tar-like sludge. As one Dhobi told me with a smile: “The is dirty, but we use caustic soap – it burns – but it gets clothes clean @indiaphotosociety @dailylifeindia @eddiebauer @pedromcbride

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Day 5 of the #blackandwhitephotochallenge: In 2012,…

Day 5 of the #blackandwhitephotochallenge: In 2012, heading in to #Everest for an attempt on the West Ridge, I awoke early in the village of #Pheriche to take photos. After a while of rambling around through fresh snow and frozen creeks, I stumbled upon this view of #Kangtega and the shoulder of #Thamserku. It took a while to get the right combination of slow shutter for the water without totally losing the sun-accented ridges, but finally it worked.

This image always makes me think of Loren #Eiseley in “Flow of the River”: “If there is magic in this planet, it is contained in water… Its substance reaches everywhere; it touches the past and prepares the future: It moves under the poles and wanders thinly in the heights of the air. It can assume forms of exquisite perfection in a snowflake, or strip the living to a single shining bone cast up by the sea.” This has been great fun and a good exercise going through files to find the ones that translate well to #blackandwhite. I’d like to pass the torch onward to @davidcmorton, great friend, climbing partner, and one of the more creative people I know. Let’s see it, David! #liveyouradventure #blackandwhitechallenge #loreneiseley #water

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“Everything we lost is coming back, and…

“Everything we lost is coming back, and more,” said Generose. A resident of #Rulindo District, #Rwanda, she lived through the #genocides (yes, there was more than one in Rwanda) to see her country at peace, with growing prosperity, and, to her amazement, a new #water system going in near her home. Day 1 of the #blackandwhitephotochallenge, this one out of the archives from the Tokyo airport…Thanks @pedromcbride for pulling me into this! #blackandwhitechallenge

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The sun may have set on our…

The sun may have set on our #Kilimanjaro climb, but thanks to your generous donations and the hard work of the good people at @charitywater, a new day is dawning for people in the #Sahel region of #Africa. We surpassed our goal of $19,340, and as of this morning, we’ve collectively raised $20,155, meaning that 575 people will now get access to clean, safe #water. I can’t say enough how appreciative I am of all the generosity and support, and how proud I am of our Kilimanjaro team!

In this #timelapse, shot over several hours from Outward Bound School Hut, evening clouds swirl over Mount #Mawenzi, a satellite peak of Kilimanjaro. Camera batteries were kept charged thanks to @voltaicsystems! #charitywater #Tanzania #liveyouradventure

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This #Kilimanjaro climb was my sixth on…

This #Kilimanjaro climb was my sixth on the mountain, but first time on the #Rongai Route. An incredible route, few people, and we opted to spend a couple nights acclimating here at #Mawenzi Tarn Camp. Beautiful camp and setting under brilliant stars and the serrated peak of Mawenzi. #liveyouradventure @eddiebauer #water @charitywater

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Tomorrow morning we begin climbing for #water…

Tomorrow morning we begin climbing for #water up #Kilimanjaro. We’ll be climbing via a route I’ve not been on, the #Rongai Route from the north side; it’ll be great to see a new side of this beautiful mountain. And, huge thanks to ask so far who have supported our goal of raising $19,340 for @charitywater – as of this writing, we’re at $13,761.74! Every penny is going directly to #charitywater and their work in the #Sahel. Onward!

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Missing these two already, not to mention…

Missing these two already, not to mention my amazing wife, @wendebvalentine. It gets harder to leave on trips with each passing year, knowing that in my absence irreplaceable moments are passing, never to coke again. But, on the bright side, I’m off on another great fundraising expedition, this time to #Kilimanjaro to raise money for @charitywater with a great team. We’re hoping to raise $19,340 for charity:water’s #Sahel campaign, which would bring the #Challenge21 total to over $300,000 raised for safe #water and #sanitation. I’ll miss Wende and the kids terribly, but console myself, as I reminded them on the way to school this morning, that in the words of George #Mallory in 1921 on #Everest: “Goodnight and great love to you. We see the same stars. ” #charitywater #liveyouradventure

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Water Power

This post, which went unpublished, was written in Tapovan, a stunning meadow camp above Gaumukh on the Gangotri Glacier, on …

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