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Mule train down

Greetings from the Annapurna Trek…wish you were here!

Photo taken just after crossing the highest point of the Annapurna Trek, Thorung La, in Nepal. November 2010.

We slept poorly at the rustic tea house before the darning Thorung La pass. It was freezing cold and we wore everything we had underneath two yak-hair blankets. So cold that it was hard to even get up to use the restroom. At 3 am we rose, ate in silence and began our ascent into the darkness following the splish splash of headlamps and the jingles of the mule trains, until we reached the top of the pass at 6:30 am, just as the sun began to rise. We had an awful long way down. Five more hours of knee breaking work. So hard I could hardly walk the last hour. But we made it. This picture show the arduous task in front of us.

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