Day 51: Dovan to Derali
He sits at breakfast with a pile of tissues beside him, dressed all in black and looking like death warmed up. In between painful coughs and raucous nose-blowings he delivers sharp and pithy observations on the joys of trekking, most of which seem to be eluding him.
French toast and boiled eggs are barely digested before the Sherpas set about striking camp with military precision. They like to keep moving. Or do they know something about avalanches we don't?
I stubbornly resist offers from Nawang and Wongchu to carry my backpack for me.
It's become a matter of pride for me to carry it, a defiant attempt to show that there is still something I can do for myself.
Choose another day from Himalaya
- Series: Himalaya
- Chapter: Day 51: Dovan to Derali
- Country/sea: Nepal
- Place: Dovan
- Book page no: 115
Bookmarks will keep your place in one or more series. But you'll need to register and/or log in.