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The Himalayas, Nepal

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imontopThat is one heck

imontop

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of a photo Marc! So, did you make it up on that peak?
Posted Feb 17, 2010 10:26 pm

MarcsoltanRe: That is one heck

Marcsoltan

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Hi Eric, No, I didn't even try. I went a thousand feet beyond the base camp to check it out. I saw a Japanese climber fall to his death on the way down from the summit. That was enough for me to take the easy way to visit the Himalayas; sticking to the trails where this pic was taken.
Posted Feb 17, 2010 10:54 pm

imontopRe: That is one heck

imontop

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That would be a horrible thing to see. Yep, thats the way I want to see the Himalayas;on the trails. I have a friend from work who is going to Everest Base Camp this spring. Lucky dog! The ultimate backpack trip!
Posted Feb 17, 2010 10:59 pm

MarcsoltanRe: Hi Marc!

Marcsoltan

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Nothing makes me happier than to give the world a smile.
Thank you for the kind words, Borut,
Marc
Posted Feb 18, 2010 3:20 pm

Liba Kopeckovagreat photo....

Liba Kopeckova

Voted 10/10

Thanks for sharing + the story about Japanese climber... I saw a friend dying of paragliding accident, and would never try flying just for that reason.
Posted Feb 22, 2010 10:03 am

MarcsoltanRe: great photo....

Marcsoltan

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Hi Liba, I remember reading somewhere that paragliding and parasailing to be the most dangerous sports, even more dangerous than mountaineering and rock climbing.
Thanks for the visit, Liba.
Posted Feb 22, 2010 10:09 am

Liba KopeckovaRe: great photo....

Liba Kopeckova

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parasailing is easy... I have done that... but I agree with you - paragliding appears to me much more dangerous than mountaineering...
I had no clue that you travelled so much in your life...wondering how would it compare if you would visit Nepal now... Do you think it changed a lot?
Posted Feb 22, 2010 10:39 am

MarcsoltanRe: great photo....

Marcsoltan

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Hi Liba, I mixed up parasailing with "Hang-gliding" I have actually seen two separate accidents on hang-gliding with my own eyes. I was also involved in the rescue efforts of one of the cases.

I think Nepal's trekking has changed a lot. In fact I think the accommodations are by far better. I think most people fly to Lukla which is only a few hours from Namche Bazar, in the heart of the mountains. I walked eighty miles starting from Jiri to Namche Bazar. I also depended on local food that was terrible. The best way to go is with a tour service. Let them take care of everything, and you just enjoy yourself.

Posted Feb 22, 2010 1:32 pm

Alex WoodLuckeee

Alex Wood

Voted 10/10

I wanna go to the Himalayas....*wishful thinking*
Posted Feb 28, 2010 1:57 am

MarcsoltanRe: Luckeee

Marcsoltan

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You will have plenty of time to travel the entire world, after college of course.
Trip coming up soon, yeah? I think you said Langley.
Posted Feb 28, 2010 2:03 am

Alex WoodRe: Luckeee

Alex Wood

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If I keep up with my major in geology that would be real easy. Even without I plan to go to Asia one of these days.

Yes, a trip of some sort. I have been dealing with mono for the past few months so I will have to see how that is doing. If all goes well, the agenda will be skiing/beaching it up in SoCal. Then do some local mountaineering. Then head up to Langley on the NE Ridge. Maybe I can try Boundary and Montgomery, but I doubt it. Then I may stop at the Red Rocks (NV) for some climbing.

Plan B- I'll probably go hang out in Southern Utah with my gf and go National Park hopping.

Either way, it won't be inside =)
Posted Feb 28, 2010 2:36 am

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