Archive for the ‘Asia’ Category

Jordan

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Petra, Jerash, Dead Sea, Wadi Rum and Red Sea

South Korea

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Some stats from Nepal

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Total distance walked – 81 miles (130km)

Total altitude gain – 5307m – equivalent to 103 times the height of Nelson’s Column or 1206 double decker buses

Highest point reached – Kala Patthar, 5643m

Highest point slept – Gorak Shep, 5164m

Time spent with around 50% or below atmospheric pressure – 48hrs (whole walk is below 75%)

Position of Lukla airport in history channel list of “World’s most extreme airports” – 1

Number of accidents almost witnessed – 1

Length of runway at Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla – 460m which is 55 double decker buses long, or 4.5 football pitches and not a huge amount longer than an american aircraft carrier

Incline of Runway – 12%

Number of tourists seen on way up – 25 or so

And on way down – hundreds

Number of meals that didn’t turn out to be what the description said – lost count

Pet dogs – 3

Number of 8000m peaks seen up close(ish) – 3 (Everest, Lhotse and Makalu)

Number of photos taken in Nepal – 1509

Everest Base Camp Trek and Kathmandu

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Approaching Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla by plane

this way to everest base camp

walking towards ama dablam

sun rises over everest

Nuptse

The Golden Triangle – Agra, Jaipur and Delhi

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Dharavi

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

A place in Mumbai with apparently 1 Million People in just over 1.5 square kilometres with an annual turnover of around 1 billion dollars.

 

Mumbai

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

 

Kerala

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Kochi (formally Cochin) and the Backwaters of Kerala

Hampi

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Pondicherry

Sunday, August 7th, 2011