May 2009

Annapurna Base Camp 4130m (13,550 ft)

I will persist in trekking in the off-season. There may be more clouds, more chills… but the trails are yours. The mountains are all yours. Come with me to Annapurna Base Camp, the culmination of a 6-day climb through lush fields, wet forests of tangled vines, and frozen tundra. At 13,500 feet I had made […]

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Trekking Nepal with a Food Allergy

Even though cows freely roam the streets in this predominantly Hindu nation, sufficient protein is hard to come by. This is in part due to frequent power outages, which hamper efforts to refrigerate food. If the streets smell like rotting meat, it’s probably not a good time to order chicken. In touristy areas of Nepal, […]

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