Category Archives: nanda devi

all tajed out

we have seen the taj ,sat on the bench seen sunset[unimpressive from a rubbish dump] sunrise [better as from in the comples] seen the red fort[had our photos taken by admiring indian tourist on the prime ministers platform. they were … Continue reading

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Girls well in Rudraprayag

Simon: Angie writes: this a cut’n’paste from an email to me: In rudraprayag. interesting journey from auli. spent a few hours trying to blog but it wont load. gmail is much faster. saw sunset and rise over nanda devi. others … Continue reading

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All well from above Josimath

Simon here. Angie emailed earlier: all fine, though v cold. Hoping to get to Josimath tomorrow. Lots of googlable pics on internet for those interested, which you will be, otherwise you wouldn’t be here. Girls hope to check in tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Why’s it so *&$^ing cold at 3100 metres above Ramni?

The Nanda Devi trekkers demanded to know why it’s colder higher up. I’m told: It’s the lack of atmosphere, or rather, of atmospheric pressure, that sucks the heat out of high places. At sea level, the pressure is around 14.7 … Continue reading

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Blood pressure at high altitude

The trekkers wanted to know about the effects of altitude on blood pressure. The effects of high altitude on humans are considerable (it says here). The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. … Continue reading

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Plural of mongoose

Simon here answering pressing questions from the western Himalayan massif. Plural of mongoose? It’s properly ‘mongooses’, though there’s often confusion. You may be safer saying, “I’d like a mongoose please. Tell you what – make that two.” An online petition … Continue reading

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from wan in wan to ramni not romney

finally got signal. sitting in a high pasture above ramni at 3100 mts.i can see 2 telephone maasts despite our remoteness. it hastaken 9 attempts to load the new post. so from thrali we drove down untarmaced rds arriving in … Continue reading

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