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The Thin Air

April 18, 2013

in Nepal

stringing prayer flags

On Day 6, the sun returns, and it elicits easy smiles despite the heavy breathing on our acclimatization hike. We string prayer flags over Dingboche and climb to 15,800 feet just for the views (and the oxygen adjustment).

Day 7 pushes us higher to Lobuche, where the mountains abound and surround and stagger the imagination. We’re high in the Himalayas, and the jagged young peaks have ripped up the earth all around us. This is where agriculture ceases, no more villages or permanent settlements–just yaks grazing in the summer on the high fields.

Dingboche

Hiking towards Lobuche

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