5.6.09 - Getting High

You can safely assume that I didn't take this shot today, in fact it was 18 years ago! This is an old colour transparency that I scanned a couple of years ago, and when I get the time there must be a few thousand more where this came from. I tend to go back through old mountain trips when I'm feeling a bit fed up with things, and the combination of manic Friday and manic hay fever sent me back into the archives this evening. The photo was taken high on Chulu East, a mountain of around 20,000' in the Annapurna Himal of Nepal. The rocky peak behind is Annapurna 2. Some of you know that my remaining ambition in life is to stay fit enough to take my 6 yr old twins climbing in the Himalaya, wish me luck :)

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