Category Archives: spinsters trek

videos

I have uploaded some videos taken on out trip, to youtube. If you search for nandadevi2011, they should show. They are of the muleboys singing, indian roads, evening aarti, schollkids in a remote mountain school and Monday morning in kanol. … Continue reading

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What should we have left behind? What do we wish we had taken?

Trekking notes Things I’m glad I took Bed bag sarong snood Fleece liner Cut up pillow from home – excellent neck posture Sleeping bag liner which worked in hotels and inside sleeping bag IPOD Cut-off trousers that doubled as shorts … Continue reading

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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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