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The road less travelled – The route

The road less travelled – The route

We hope you enjoyed Ed’s recent contribution to Rohantime and his realtime updates from the roof of the world in Tibet. In his first post he looks forward to the trip, his expectations and thoughts. In his last post, he talks about the problems realtime updates presented, the equipment  and […]

13/06/2010 × 0 comments

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The road less travelled – The End

The road less travelled – The End

I’m not sure I’ve been anywhere that¹s as hard on gear, particularly electronic equipment, as Tibet. The combination of strong winds and the dry climate means that everything you own, including your skin, is sandblasted on a daily basis. And then there’s the high altitude. Previous trips had taught me […]

09/06/2010 × 0 comments

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The road less travelled-Bewilderment

The road less travelled-Bewilderment

Despatch 04.06.10 – There’s always a feeling of stunned bewilderment arriving back in the modern world after a trip to the fringes like that I’ve now almost completed. Back in Kathmandu, I’ve just a couple of days to sort out gear and some admin, and I’ll be on the plane […]

04/06/2010 × 0 comments

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The road less travelled – Paiku

The road less travelled – Paiku

Despatch 02.06.10 – Back on the road early yesterday, we drove down a better road than the night before for an hour or so to where it joined the main southern route across Tibet, linking Mount Kailash to Saga and beyond to Lhasa. It was a bit of a shock. […]

02/06/2010 × Comments are Disabled

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The road less travelled – No Regrets

The road less travelled – No Regrets

Despatch 31.05.10 – If there was any disappointment from our failure to climb a peak in the Kading Kangri massif it was soon dispelled. The last two days have reminded me that this trip was as much about getting off the beaten track and finding the real Tibet as climbing. […]

31/05/2010 × 0 comments

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The road less travelled – ABC

The road less travelled – ABC

Despatch 29.05.10 – The mountain gods have a formidable sense of humour. Yesterday we returned to our advanced base camp with some more gear and food and settled in for the night. The morning was clear and we were moving by 8.30 in the morning, good going for Tibet which […]

29/05/2010 × 0 comments

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The road less travelled – 5400m

The road less travelled – 5400m

Despatch 27.05.10 – Exploring is really all about exploring your own limitations. The fact that today we made good use of trails left by yaks and yak herders to get underneath the mountains we’re taking a look at shows that exploration only means new to you. Most places, it turns […]

27/05/2010 × 0 comments

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The road less travelled – Base Camp

The road less travelled – Base Camp

Mountain exploration is such fun. After I’d sent yesterday’s blog, a nomad arrived in camp who told us there was a road through the hills east of the Kading Kangri range to the route we’d seen on Google Earth that might bring us round to the west of our mountains. […]

26/05/2010 × 0 comments

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The road less travelled – Taro Tso

The road less travelled – Taro Tso

Despatch 25.05.10 – I’ve never ascended so fast to sleep at 4800m before and I can’t recommend it. All three of us were nursing headaches after a night of broken sleep. Prem showed his displeasure by banging round the kitchen tent while making porridge. But if the day didn’t start […]

25/05/2010 × 0 comments