8 hours in an oven

Early this morning we set off from Kathmandu through the dusty busy streets and onto the slow but open road. Slow because it all depends on how many cows decided to walk straight across your path or a gang of goats head straight at you.

(As I’m writing this a Rat! Has just fallen off the roof and landed right next to me – lol! My god their falling from the skies)

Back to today – the drive was 214km in 8 hours heading into the lower Himalayan valleys through towns and villages. With no air conditioning in the truck we baked all day.

So to arrive tonight in a small village called Jagat (1300m) was a massive relief. Mauli my guide cooked me Sherpa stew which is basically vegetables and potatoes. Just what I needed until the the airborne RAT squad decided to train where I am eating.

Tomorrow we head to village called Dharaphini (1960m) first day of walking- tonight I’m going to bed early but even now at 8pm the stars are blanketing the sky of the shadows of the mountains.

Author: Mark Wood

An established polar explorer and adventurer who operates within the extremes of our planet. His next expedition to Mount Everest will involve students from around the globe - this journal was set up to link directly with the teachers, students and the scouts who are involved in the journey.

One thought on “8 hours in an oven”

  1. Excited to see this post, Mark!
    Love the photos and your comments, until the one about the rat! 🤤😲 No wait, I don’t want anything sugar-coated. Keep telling it just exactly how it is, and showing us, with the riveting
    photos. Looking forward to each post!


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