Annapurna the wrong way round

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bike touring in Nepal

 

Leery of traveling alone among the highest mountains in the world, l had, once committed to going, invited my friend Matt to join me for some bike touring adventures. An Australian by birth and citizen-of the world by avocation, he is a coastal creature (passionate about surfing, and the water in general) but figured he could handle two months away from the ocean , especially if most of that was spent in Nepal, a condition to which l readily agreed. It’s hard to find someone with a similar travel style/willing to put up with mine.  Matt and l have traveled together before, fat-biking the coast of Baja California, so despite being less enthusiastic  than l about dragging his bike over mountains,  he knew  exactly what sort of absurdity we would be getting into. Continue reading…