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No Helicopters here!
The Laban Rata mountain hut has a dinner buffet and a grocery store! How does all this product get up there? Helicopters are too expensive. This is one of the many restaurant porters. Each carries between 35-50 Kgs! And some were smoking cigarettes on the way up. Man I felt like a wimp. One of the porters are a woman around my age! (40-something) I think we've forgotten how to work hard in the west.


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Ejnar FjerdingstadThis is the way

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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it was done too in the Alps earlier. If possible one had a horse or mule carry, but when that was impossible it was a man!
Posted May 8, 2008 12:00 pm

derekp62Re: This is the way


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Il ne me rappelle comment paresseux je suis devenu assis derrière un ordinateur pour 20
ans. Exercice quatre fois par semaine ne va pas me chercher en aussi bonne santé que cet homme!

Sur cette fière et belle montagne nous avons vécu des heures de fraternelle, chaleureuse et exaltant la noblesse. Ici, pendant quelques jours, nous avons cessé d'être les esclaves et les ont vraiment été des hommes. Il est difficile de revenir à la servitude. (Lionel Terray)

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Posted May 19, 2008 5:07 pm

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