Stunning desolate beauty here in Hidden Valley (5050m). We’re here for a few days whilst a lot of medical and sports physiology research takes place. Some group members have lost weight, I might have lost a bit.
Ice on the sleeping bag when we wake up in the morning. The washing froze in the bowl yesterday. That’s one way of killing bugs. No acute mountain sickness, just still feeling a bit claustrophobic in tent so tonight Damien and I dmove into the big dome party tent, which can take 40 people. So hopefully won’t be too cold but I’m delighted to have the big high roof.
Had scrummy lunch, a vegetable stuffed bread with fresh veg-very tasty. The vegetarian food has been fantastic. Still have a small supply of gourmet coffee left for our big walk out of Hidden Valley over Dhamphus Pass in a few days time. Party in Jomsom to look forward to, first beer in a while. After that our group and some members of the other groups head to Mustang near Tibet.
PS. Laura and Gary, thanks so much for your lovely message. It meant a lot to me. Love to all.