What I did on my (spring) vacation


Nepal and Tibet, those two near-mystical pillars of a pragmatic Himalayan spiritualism, share a long border. The historically dominant crossing between the two is the Nangpa La, a 19,000 foot pass. In Nepal, it’s far from supported trails; in Tibet, it’s besieged by Chinese infantry covering the movements of Tibetan refugees.

One month ago, I climbed it, alone. Here’s what happened – day by day – in 15,000 words.

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