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Trekking and Climbing in the Khumbu Region - Nicola Astley


03/08/2011 7:30 pm
03/08/2011 9:30 pm

In 2008, Nicola trekked around the Khumbu region and climbed 2 +20,000ft peaks in one of the most spectacular settings in the world with a backdrop of the Himalayan giants - Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Ama Dablam. She invites you to listen to her experience, to see photos from her adventure and to hear about her plans to return in October.

Nicola says: It was a fantastic trip, but also the hardest thing I've ever done. There are challenges for high altitude expeditions – not just the altitude itself, but keeping healthy, the "Khumbu cough," no showers for 3 weeks, pee bottles (!) and the total lack of clean water. It's not if you'll get a stomach bug, but how bad it'll be. But, it's a stunningly beautiful area - the high mountains, monasteries and the warmth of the Sherpa people will never leave you.

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