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Stories by David S. Richard

The Canary in the Himalayas

Kanchha, our Sherpa guide, took off at an unexpectedly fast pace along what seemed little more than a dry and dusty yak track. We chased after him as best we could, affected as we were by the combination of altitude and the large lunch we had just consumed at the teahouse at Thokla.Our destination was Chola Tsho, a large glacial lake contained in a valley formed by two comparatively minor peaks, Awi (17,208 feet) and Arakam Tse (21,073 feet), and held in place by the Chola glacier...

January 20, 2012 — David S. Richard
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