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  • Tilicho Lake - Alpine Club of Canada Saskatchewan Section - Annapurna, Manaslu Trek and Chulu West Climb 2013
    whole Annapurna range almost as far as the eye could see and in the clear morning light the scenery was all one could ask for We passed a summer settlement with nearby pastures where a few yaks still grazed I wondered if they appreciated the view they were treated to every day Two or three hours of this and after a steep descent to the river coming from the Thorung

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  • Tilicho Lake - Alpine Club of Canada Saskatchewan Section - Annapurna, Manaslu Trek and Chulu West Climb 2013
    Lake in bright sunshine The lake is not frozen and is an amazing deep azure blue This is the largest lake in Nepal It is also reputed to be the highest lake in the world at 4 920m Across the water we witness a snow avalanche pouring from a gully on Tilicho Peak A ferocious wind blows from the north We quickly take photos well all of us except photographer Rich who like shooting in the RAW might mean something to some of our readers Pasang accompanies Dave and Martin on the descent so easy compared with the ascent An hour and a half later we are drinking black tea back in the Tilicho Base Camp Hotel An hour or so later Rich arrives with Ngwag We rejoin the resting Diane and Ray for lunch veg fried rice and the best potato curry yet well it actually tastes of curry And then we are off again retracing our steps of yesterday to Sheree Karka 4 076m Diane stays close behind Ngwag as we enter the landslip area not unlike the Badlands of the Dakotas but with rather more exposure J Our passage is uneventful apart from an encounter with a

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  • Tilicho Base Camp - Alpine Club of Canada Saskatchewan Section - Annapurna, Manaslu Trek and Chulu West Climb 2013
    their sherpas And my roommate Sheila will be spending a few days in Manang for some rest and recovery of a sore back Manang was a great village that offered the most services shops and bakeries that I have seen so far We followed the Marsyangdi River for most of the day and had amazing views of the Annapurna IV and Gangapura Mtns and Tilicho Peak We saw many yaks grazing in the fields with horses I noticed a farmer milking one of the yaks The trail is a quiet one with no motorbikes which I found to be quite pleasant We passed through Khangsar village where a Buddhist Monk could be heard chanting over a loud speaker The vegetation today was mostly low shrubs and as we gained elevation the terrain was mostly bare We had lunch at Hotel Tilicho Peak in Sheree Kharka 4076 m The men were envious of my Dahlbat lunch while they had fried potatoes and pasta Back on the trail we crossed a suspension bridge I m definitely getting used to them by now and no longer cross them with fear and started heading up on dusty dry switchbacks that were quite a challenge at least for me The trail soon passed along steep ridges with lots of scree The men seemed to enjoy this new challenge but I found this section to be quite harrowing Looking down or at the views was only done in areas where I could hold onto a rock or knew that my footing was steady We passed through an area with a warning of landslides it didn t help me to see that sign At one point I saw small rocks coming down from above I crossed the section when I thought it was safe but still managed

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  • Pisang - Alpine Club of Canada Saskatchewan Section - Annapurna, Manaslu Trek and Chulu West Climb 2013
    a building in the stratosphere above us I hope we re not going up there we said Alas we soon began a very long steep climb via innumerable switchbacks to the village of Ghyaru which overlooks the valley After that the trail became a much easier traverse of several hillsides We had lunch on a restaurant terrace at Ngawal which afforded a panoramic view of Annapurna 2 and 3 and the valley below And the chips and fried rice were the best we ve had so far Afternoon continued like the morning but the wind picked up at our backs fortunately We hiked through dry dusty country with aromatic junipers and pines and bushes in fall colour The sky was blue with eagles riding updrafts into it There were a few trailside vendors and not many trekkers on the high route Not only did we enjoy magnificent views of Annapurna 2 3 and 4 Ganggapurna Tilicho Peak and Pisang Peak we passed directly under huge hoodoo formations for a few kilometers There was a strong Buddhist presence all along the route mani walls gompas chortens prayer flags and a few monasteries A side trail at Druka leads to the reputed

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  • Pisang - Alpine Club of Canada Saskatchewan Section - Annapurna, Manaslu Trek and Chulu West Climb 2013
    through the pines the snow clad Annapurna II was on our left as we trekked long blue rivers and towering cliffs At one point the road had been cut into the side of the cliff leaving a spectacular overhang to walk under At 2870 meters we took a break at an apple farm and had a sample tasting the apple was great and it is amazing that they could grow

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  • Trek to Chame - Alpine Club of Canada Saskatchewan Section - Annapurna, Manaslu Trek and Chulu West Climb 2013
    good food I think most of us would be somewhat embarrassed to admit the degree to which we enjoyed returning to some of those trappings of the modern world but there you are Everyone who could phoned home downloaded their e mail posted blogs and strolled the street looking at the wares on sale The food for supper was pretty much the best yet The day was uneventful being a

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  • Trek to Dharapani - Alpine Club of Canada Saskatchewan Section - Annapurna, Manaslu Trek and Chulu West Climb 2013
    obstacle On and on we went eventually reaching Gho Gowa for our lunch stop in what could have been a lodge in the Alps The usual black tea was followed by spaghetti fried potatoes and cole slaw all prepared by Pingma with his customary smile By this time we were waiting for Chris who had found coming down after yesterday s crossing of the Larke La pass particularly demanding Martin waited with one of the porters while the others carried on towards Dharapani An hour or so later Chris appeared accompanied by two of the Sherpas having lunched at a preceding tea house So at 3pm our little band set off down the trail towards Tilche the next village about an hour and a half away A phone call with Pasang our Peak Promotions Trek Leader left us with the choice to continue on to Dharapani in the knowledge that we would be arriving in the dark We decided to press on on what turned out to be a jeep track blocked by several landslides and rockfalls It was a strange sensation judging our footing as the light began to fade We could see Dahrapani far below Just as we were putting on our head torches three welcome lights appeared our support Sherpas had come back up the trail to help us on the final descent Another 20 minutes and two river bridge crossings found us in Dharapani and the end to an epic day s adventure It was now 6 15pm approximately ten hours since we had left Bimthang and two hours after the rest of our Team had arrived Talking of our Team it is now twelve days since we left Kathmandu and we re starting to get to know each other So now it s time for

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  • Daramshala (4810) to Bimthang (3580) via Larkya La (5160) - Alpine Club of Canada Saskatchewan Section - Annapurna, Manaslu Trek and Chulu West Climb 2013
    a quick turnover We got our breakfast quick enough though that last coffee was a negotiation We left Daramshala gladly at 4 30 slowly making our way uphill to the pass Footing was good and we made good time up the moraine No one seemed to have much trouble with the elevation go slow stay together listen to your Sherpa It works By the time the sun rose at 6 30 we had ascended half the distance to the pass The remainder of the climb was in full sun with ramparts on both sides and a half meter of snow cover Views up and down the valley were excellent Dave announced that we had achieved the crest of the pass at least three times He got the last one right I had thought that today would be a day of celebration This was the highest I have ever been and the same goes for many on the team Just as we were reaching the pass though an elderly gentleman from one of the French teams collapsed not 30 meters from the crest Mark and Kobus quickly jumped in and diagnosed HACE High Altitude Cerebral Edema They performed CPR immediately while I activated the SPOT to call an air ambulance Mark and Kobus were replaced by two French physicians from the same team That allowed us to continue as a group as the wind had picked up I didn t feel like celebrating making the pass since the diagnosis was not good for the fellow Shame too since this did not have to happen We will be thinking of his family as we move forward We will also keep a keener eye on eye other as Thorong La is at 5400m Coming down was just nasty for the first two hours

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