Gokyo to Everest Base Camp

5th January 2019 A gentle sense of achievement flushes the veins, as in the bright air we start to descend:…

Toward the Unknown Region

This eloquent title belongs to a poem in Walt Whitman´s Leaves of Grass. It begins: Darest thou now, O Soul,…

Take things as they come

Should we embrace a teleological view of the trek, that it only has meaning based on its purpose to complete…

Zen and the art of trekking

Sometimes the contrast between the real and painful effort made during the trek and the imaginative mental projection of finally…

Khopra Ridge

Day 16 – Day 21: Tatopani to Nayapul We reached Tatopani by bus from Jomsom. This might have been the…

Thorung La

Day 11: Shree Kharka to Yak Kharka All preliminaries cast aside, we must attempt the main challenge in the next…