The Annapurna Diaries

annapurna nepal trekking Oct 14, 2019

Annapurna. The Goddess of the Harvest. This mountain is circumnavigated by the 230km Annapurna Circuit trek which crosses the Thorung La: a 5416m pass teetering on the brink of the Tibetan Plateau. Often voted the best long-distance hike in the world, it is trumped only by the base camp of Everest herself. In March 2019, I set myself on this challenge, alone and unguided.

The journey to the start line is somewhat of an initiation. Amidst the chaos of Kathmandu, people, obscure pieces of...

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World First: Cycling the Great Himalayan Trail

I found myself lost at the foot of the Nepalese Himalayas about 7 hours from Kathmandu by bike. Laxmi, Karen Hill and myself, the three females from the highest MTB stage race in the world, the Yak Attack 2018, had decided to ride back from Pokhara to Kathmandu. However, where organised trips would take eight days and local elite riders took four days, we only had three; we had flights home to catch. The morning of the third day I felt pretty empty and couldn’t quite keep up with the...

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