A selection of highlights from Michael’s Himalayan journey.
A sign greets the traveller who makes the long walk across no-man's land and through the easternmost archway. 'India, the Largest Democracy in the World, Welcomes You'. As if to emphasize what a di...
It's not just dried mud I was sleeping on last night. As I made my way to the makeshift toilet, my torch picked out evidence that a menagerie of beasts had been easing themselves on our campsite fo...
At breakfast Wongchu asks me how I am. I give him quite a detailed progress report on cold, cough, sandpaper-like throat and general collapse of system.
Post-Annapurna elation will be short-lived. Higher mountains and tougher conditions are forecast for the crossing into Tibet, but for now we have breathing space in one of the most intriguing citie...
Follow Michael's route through the Himalaya’s with our immersive and interactive map.
Himalaya was probably the most visually stunning of all the journeys. Wherever we went the highest mountains in the world were our back-drop. It wasn’t the most comfortable trip but it was the most spectacular. Round every corner was a view to die for. And Basil Pao was there to record them.