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High on Altitude

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“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves” Sir Edmund Hillary

Sometimes you take a journey that goes further than you could ever have imagined. From the chaotic and glorious mess that is Kathmandu to the serene airlessness of the upper Himalayas. Jen and I travelled through a land where beauty and hardship are so intertwined that the line blurs between what is real and what is imagined. Amidst this surrealism we finished one fantastic journey and started our greatest adventure.

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For twenty-two days we trekked through the wilds of the Himalayas. Here are our photos of Nepal and its beautiful people.

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Rickshaw relaxing, Kathmandu.

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Would you buy a dusty coke from this man?

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Mobile apple stall at the bus station.

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The thirteen-hour ride in.

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The journey begins.

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Enter the valley.

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Woman carrying thirty kilo loads.

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Life etched into her face.

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Clean ma socks chick.

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Beast of Burden.

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Man of Burden.

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Maybe i'm not such a big deal.

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Hardship and beauty.

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Found it! The legendary Yeti.

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Girl, monastery, mountain.

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Tibetan character.

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Jaunty step.

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Jen ruining my favourite family photo ever.

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In action.

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In training.

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For the big leagues.

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And not happy about it.

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Monastery with a view.

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Mountain life.

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No description necessary.

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A stroll amongst the Yaks.

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Shovelling shit with a million dollar view.

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My favourite road sign.

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Slippery footing.

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She collects Yak poo …

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So her grandchildren don’t freeze in the winter.

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The path travelled.

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Eerie.

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Serene.

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Dwarfing giants.

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Welcome to Manaslu, 8163 metres.

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But at 5000 metres this is only considered a hill in Nepal.

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Glacial Lake.

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High on altitude.

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First light.

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Cold start.

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- 15 Degrees

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Surreal.

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Humbling.

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Alpine mule train.

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Can’t breathe.

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Nearly there.

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5160 metres.

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Jenny McCallum, a woman to walk the mountains with.

Posted by 19jenny79 19:39 Archived in Nepal

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Congratulations guys..... sssooooooo exciting!!!
YAY!!!!!!!!

by Simone

Congratulations Jenny and Nick - these photos are breathtaking.

by Malcolm

Awesome photo's awesome colour, great pic's guys

by Bev & Grahm

Amazing photo guys, memories forever, and I think a big grats is in order xxx

by tina rogers

wow!!! Exciting photos of adventures so far.....and all the great adventures to come. Superb.

by Della.

Wow!! What a journey, one ending, the other just beginning!!! X

by Sally

Nick- so u were waiting all this time to find the right mountain!!! One tree hill was just up the road!

Awesome work guys. Stoked for u both.

Great pics as well. Looking forward to hearing all the stories over a macs gold at some point should u ever return.

by James

Wonderful news. Fabulous photography. Can't wait to hear all your stories.

by Cal and Ellie

What an amazing place for such a special moment. Congratulations xx

by Joanne King

Aww. So cool. Bought a tear to my eye. Congrats. XOXO

by Sally G

So so so thrilled and happy for you both! And your pictures are breathtaking! Massive congratulations! Eeeeeeeee xx

by Mandy

Blown away by your photography. Thrilled at your news. Congratulations.

by Andrea H

loving your work guys! nick boy, you big stud muffin well done son! so happy for you both!!!!

by Luke and Viv

Bloody Fantastic! We couldn't be more happier for you both. Sending all the love for our little family. Me, Kylie and Ariella x

by Ben Tuck

So I was looking through these pictures thinking they were some of the most amazing I had ever seen...
And then you got me... with that bended knee photo.
So unbelievably happy for you both. life has its dark valleys and tall mountains.. but if you can overcome them, you can conquer anything. Massive respect and congratulations xoxo

by Viv

Yipppeeeee!! Such wonderful news, congrat's to you both. I have never seen such gorgeous pics, they take your breath away and remind me that I must get back. X

by Camilla Saxby

Congratulations you two! What a spot Nick.

by Charlie

Nice work Nick! And congrats from us all here at SKY, Demi and I are very happy for you.

by Bruce Willis

These photos are THRILLINGLY BEAUTIFUL! Your wonderful news is fantastic :) So glad you both were able to come to Daniel and Sanja's wedding - we really enjoyed having you.

by Marion

Fabulous photo blog - captivating

by talanad

National Geographic calibre pics Nick. STUNNING! Well done Son. And great news on the pending Wedding. Congratulations both of you. Looking forward to enjoying some stories over a cocktail!

by Buck Rogers

Euh, waw, when I'm satisfied of the results, I show my pictures to you. For the moment too busy but I'm that jalous I have to react, ha!

by Paul De Roeck

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