Sunday, October 24, 2010
Minus 12 and Counting....
By Marco Gorin - 12 days to go. It is not time to start packing the gear but almost. In between work and time with the family Steve and I exchange sms's and emails counting down the days, sharing latest weather reports for EBC and Kala Patthar, reminding each other of necessary items not to be forgotten and basically just saying how much we are looking forward to get started after so much preparation for the outing and work in support of the Suthasinee Noi-in foundation.
In less than a couple of weeks it will all be like a distant memory. The warmth, the variety of food, the comforts of modern living, our families and the surroundings which normally shape our day to day living.
While absolutely stunning and exhilarating the surroundings which we will be calling home for those sixteen days are not to be taken lightly. In fact they must be approached with the utmost respect as, while our outing does not present major technical challenges other than physical and physiological, things can go wrong.
Of course with care and precaution danger can be minimized and that is exactly how we intend to go about living and enjoying this year outing to the hills.