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  • Sits
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    Breathtaking

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  • Moonlight shadow
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    On Moel Siabod today. Gorgeous day, frozen solid in the upper parts which spiced up our scramble nicely. The raven was duly fed...

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  • Moonlight shadow
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    It's the Trent&Mersey canal, i walked from Runcorn East to Frodsham train stations that day.

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  • Lang Spoon
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    It's bloody lovely. Is the Lonely Planet list paid for somehow? I seem to remember Scotland dominating such (LP, Rough Guide) lists a few years back, and the SNP tourism minister always on hand with a pithy quote.

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  • Sits
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    That's a stunning photo MS, where is it?

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  • Moonlight shadow
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    That guy in the boat had it nailed spot wise....

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  • Nocturnal Submission
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    England gets a pat on the back from Loney Planet and bigs up Paul's recent route: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-50138051

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  • ChrisJ
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    Thanks UA.
    It’s a special place isn’t it? Probably my last time in the Himalayas as I feel worse about flying every time and I don’t think I have the cojones to travel overland via Pakistan. (Or the budget to go the long way ‘round through China!)
    I’m quite looking forward to exploring the large areas of the UK of which I’m sadly ignorant.

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  • ursus arctos
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    What everyone else has said. Special kudos to you for helping her experience it.

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  • Sits
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    They’re quite something Chris.

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  • Moonlight shadow
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    Beautiful!

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  • Paul S
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    Looks fantastic Chris, wish I was there!

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  • Nocturnal Submission
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    Very nice, Chris. I'm hugely envious.

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  • Gangster Octopus
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    Impressive. I don't think that I've ever reached 1000m...

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  • ChrisJ
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    Thorung La is the high point at just over 5400m. We were about 4 days over 4000m as it was MrsCJ’s first time at real altitude so we acclimatised properly.

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  • Gangster Octopus
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    How high did you get Chris?

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  • ChrisJ
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    Trying to post a couple more pictures but Indian rural WiFi and posting from a phone are conspiring against me. Maybe some other time.

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  • ChrisJ
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    Just finished the Annapurna Circuit 10 days ago. Wanted to show it to MrsCJ before it changed too much because of the road building but maybe left it a couple of years too late. Blimey it’s changed since I was there last.

    The road (jeep track mostly) will will help develop some very poor areas but the flip side is that the majority of trekkers are jeeping straight down to Pokhara from Jomsom the day after crossing the high pass, so hitting the tea houses of the dozen or so villages on the ‘down’ side. OTOH, generally the place was busier than 7 years ago.

    It’s no wilderness experience but MrsCJ overcame her fear of cable bridges and cliff-paths and there’s nothing to match the high Himalayas for sheer gasp factor.

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