Everest and the 3 Passes and a bit more

After the success of our previous year’s exploits up Kilimanjaro, another high altitude mountain trip was called for. Initially at least I had to quell Tarryn’s desires to summit an 8000m peak, pointing out what I considered the fairly obvious ‘danger of death’ that no doubt would have had various mothers having kittens. Climbing Kilimanjaro […]

Coming Home to Kathmandu

Die Busfahrt von Pokhara ist lang und irgendwie anstrengend und wird mir nur durch ein kleines zotteliges Mädchen versüßt, das vor mir sitzt und endlos das Hinkuck-Wegkuck-Sich-Wegwerfen-Vor-Lachen-Spiel spielen kann. Kinder sind einfach überall auf der Welt gleich. Gegen 15 Uhr erreichen wir erst Kathmandu.Wenn man an einen Ort kommt, den man schon kennt, ist es […]

Trekking from Tumlingtar towards Makalu Basecamp returning via Arun Valley crossing Salpa Bhanjyang into Solukhumbu and ending in Jiri

When I walked the fabulous Kangchenjunga Trek last year I already knew that my next adventure would be to visit the neighbouring Makalu region. The amazing line up of white spectacular mountains, dominated by the impressive pyramide shaped Makalu 8462 m. itself, I had witnessed while walking among rhodedendrons and small villages on the Milke […]