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  1. Thread: Tour du Mont Blanc

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    Re: Tour du Mont Blanc

    We've recently returned from doing the Tour du Mont Blanc and have uploaded a journal and some photos here:

    http://sites.google.com/site/montblanccircuit/

    It's great fun and not technically...
  2. Thread: Leh Devastated

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    Leh Devastated

    I hadn't realised that the floods in Pakistan had also devastated Ladakh. Leh was badly hit with many killed and missing. The media has concentrated on the larger scale crisis in Pakistan and...
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    Re: Manaslu or Naar and Phu in April

    Hi Zemmo
    Nice photos and nice camera! I was thinking of buying one of those 4/3rd Systems later in the year!
    I particularly like the photo looking down on Kagbeni.
    Cheers
    Huw
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    Re: Manaslu or Naar and Phu in April

    Hi Petrus
    Thanks, that's very interesting. Your description of the Nar Phu landscape sounds fascinating, I guess it must be a bit like Ladakh? Do you have an online photo album or journal of your...
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    Re: Manaslu or Naar and Phu in April

    Thanks Sharon, that's reassuring and so is your remark that you would do it again.
    Before we finalise arrangements I want to enjoy exploring all possibilities; have any of our regulars done the...
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    Manaslu or Naar and Phu in April

    We're finally returning to Nepal http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif but we're limited to April 2011 because of our friend's commitments. The girls wanted to return to the AC...
  7. Thread: GPS in Nepal

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    Re: GPS in Nepal

    Thanks, I hadn't seen either of those sites. $39 seems quite reasonable for a Topo map.
    Huw
  8. Thread: GPS in Nepal

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    Re: GPS in Nepal

    Hi Mark
    Yes, it has all the major roads in Kathmandu, plus the road from Kath. to Pokhara, also the Mahendra Highway. I have sent it to you as an .img file as your email will not accept .zip files...
  9. Thread: GPS in Nepal

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    GPS in Nepal

    I know it really isn't necessary to use a GPS when trekking popular routes in Nepal but for those who like playing with such toys (me, I'm afraid! :) ) I have a simple street map of Nepal which I...
  10. Thread: Alpine Pass Route

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    Alpine Pass Route

    Hi All
    We did the Alpine Pass Route in Switzerland last summer and I've uploaded a journal and photos which may be helpful to anyone thinking of doing the same. I would highly recommend it but do...
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    Re: Snowed in at Manang

    I wonder if the descent from High Path on Jarsang Khola to the lodge at Phedi is still a nail biter in the snow? I don't think I've ever been so nervous as sliding along that path, but then I am a...
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    Problems in Kathmandu?

    Today's Times is reporting unrest on the streets in Kathmandu.
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6218458.ece
    Anyone there at the moment?
    Huw
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  13. Thread: Manaslu?

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    Re: Manaslu?

    It's interesting to re-read my posts on this thread. Things didn't quite work out as we thought. We did the Corfu Trail, and very nice it was too, but the plans for Manaslu have had to be delayed...
  14. Thread: Repair boots

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    Re: Repair boots

    Well there's certainly one in Marpha and they really believe in the power of advertising! We saw this painted on a rock on the trail to Marpha. I particularly like the second line, hard to read,...
  15. Thread: O/T Corfu Trail

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    Re: O/T Corfu Trail

    Thanks Yakshaver. I would imagine the Carpathians would be a lot more dramatic. I have a trek in the High Tatras on my list. So many mountains, so little time....!
    Huw
  16. Thread: O/T Corfu Trail

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    O/T Corfu Trail

    A couple of months ago I mentioned my deal with the better half, the Corfu Trail in September in exchange for Nepal in the Spring. Well we did it and I must admit it was an enjoyable two week trek....
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    Re: July Trek - some pics 1

    Hi Kiwigirl Yes we went to Gokyo in late November and had blue skies and sunshine every day 'till after lunch when clouds would roll in. We had a couple of cloudy days at the end of the trek,...
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    Re: July Trek - some pics 1

    >>I probably come accross as much younger

    I guess I thought yak shaving was a young man's game but when I think about it I suppose it's more a question of cunning and stealth.... and steady...
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    Re: July Trek - some pics 1

    Great photos, Yakshaver, but good grief, I hadn't realised you're nearly as old as me. If we can just persuade them to extend that new road a bit in a couple of years we'll be able to get our bath...
  20. Thread: Lukla plane crash

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    Re: Lukla plane crash

    >>Any further information as to how it happened? Bad weather, engine trouble?

    I see the SMH report posted by hatless and KMJ gives fuller circumstances of the tragedy than BBC....
  21. Thread: Lukla plane crash

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    Re: Lukla plane crash

    I woke up this morning worrying about the few bob I have in the Icesave Bank which has gone tits-up here in the UK. This puts things back in perspective.
    Very sad news indeed and deepest sympathy...
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    Re: Water purifying tablets

    Hi priebesj
    I should have made clear the Dukoral is additional protection against the sort of bugs you pick up off toilet doors, dirty food etc. If you haven't been sick on your travels you've been...
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    Re: Water purifying tablets

    The good thing about Aqua Mira treatment is that the water actually tastes nice to drink - Iodine tablets are an acquired taste! A litre of treated water seemed to last me all day because of the...
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    Re: Basic or Standard room for Tea-Houses

    >>I decided that i will rough it out there! btw most rooms don't come with heater right?

    Now you're writing tongue in cheek?! No heating of course, some have electricity, usually a 20watt bulb...
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    Re: Basic or Standard room for Tea-Houses

    I've just re-read my post and perhaps I should make it clear that I was being a bit tongue in cheek. Seriously, most lodge accommodation is similar with communal Asian squat loos and you very...
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