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March 22, 2018

It may surprise you to learn, that trekking without any modern day clothing or equipment isn't actually all completely horrendous. In fact, I would go as far to say that in some aspects, it's just as good, if not an improvement. Obviously, my 1900s equipment wasn'...

February 1, 2018

We were now in Lachen, the sun had set, the dahl had been eaten and it was nearly time for bed. We were at 2700m so it was cold, especially at night, and I just couldn't bring myself to take off my RAB jacket even though I knew that after tonight, it would be bye bye R...

January 9, 2018

It surprised me just how perfectly my homemade chairpack slotted into an Exodus Travels kit bag. With a few clothes and emergency waterproofs tucked round the sides it managed to survive the journey to India, without so much as a screw coming loose. Amazing really as i...

November 11, 2017

There are only 4 days until we leave for India and there is still SO much to do!

As my friends have probably noticed, I am extremely stressed as there are so many last minute changes and things that could potentially go wrong on this big adventure.

I think it's probably...

November 6, 2017

It's hard to train for walking in the Himalayas when you live in London. Once you've done the big hill in Richmond Park twice you're kind of done with it.

I decided that the best way to train for this challenge whilst being able to fit it into my busy life, would probab...

November 3, 2017

In My Journey to Lhasa, Alexandra David-Néel only mentions "cotton undergarments" as an indication of what she wore under her long cotton shirt. To keep my clothes as authentic as I can, I will be finding the early 1900s equivalent to anything like this that isn't full...

October 15, 2017

Back when Alexandra David-Néel was in Sikkim, you could travel there freely, and she ended up staying for at least 2 years. Now, due to government restrictions, you can only get an entry permit for 15 days. You can extend this after the 15 days is up, but the route we...