Cat Naps

The route so far has taken me from Jagat at 1300m to Dharapani, Chame, Lower Pisang, Manang and now to Ghusang which sits at 3950 metres. A climb of 2650 metres.


I took a short two hour walk from Manang to Ghusang to try and be alone. On route I bought some small items from a table store. Some old Tibetan coins – a handmade old Combe made out of wood and a bracelet made of stone and a hard shell from a tree. All things that will trigger memories in years to come.

So at this point as I sit with a bowl of vegetable noodles and a lemon tea it’s time to take a longer break. I feel good as I’m getting fitter and eating healthy foods but over the next couple of days I’ll be crossing a height of 5416 metres so I need to allow my body to adjust to the height difference.

Walking at these heights can be hard for some people as they really want to push themselves to the limits each day. However, success is about adjusting to height and this means resting.

I’m the only person in this lodge that overlooks the valley. It’s built high up amongst the wind and feels like I’m in a birds nest.

I have about 8 hours here before dark kicks in – just me and a view. So I thought I would check my kit ( there isn’t much too check) have some food ( noodles) draw up the blogs for you to read ( there is no reception at the moment to load them) and have a few cat naps.

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.

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