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The Outer Limits My trek to EBC

My ticket was stamped KTM-MTN (the famous scenic mountain flight)

NEPAL | Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | Views [309]

This one is a off the scale in terms of the old Disneyland A-E tickets.  Although it ends up being one hour from wheels off to on the runway, and about 1/2 hour is spent either in smog or in clouds the Everest flight cannot be missed.  Every ... Read more >


Photos: Khatmandu

THAILAND | Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | Photo Gallery

Royal First Lounge at Thai HQ (BKK) including bar and hostesses.
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Learning the ropes

NEPAL | Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | Views [364]

I really didn't mean that title as a mountaineering double entendre.  I do not believe that I gave the city much justice on my last post because I forgot to mention the scheduled power outages.  The country seems to have been naughty in not ... Read more >

Tags: everest, trekking


How did I get here?

NEPAL | Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | Views [252]

For the flying cognoscenti it was SAN-ORD-LHR-BKK-KTM. Three hours to Chicago with a slightly early arrival for a tight connection to London. The only inconvenience was having to walk from C to B terminal.  I forgot to mention that naturally ... Read more >


Base camp Khatmandu

NEPAL | Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | Views [284] | Comments [1]

Elevation 1450m/4500ft Well, here I am in Shangri La.  Where the air is so polluted the risen sun appears as a fuzzy orange ball in a seipia cloud.  Where the streets look like jigsaw puzzles topped with a cake of fine dust.  Where ... Read more >

Tags: everest, trekking


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