Circa 2012 BCE: Somewhere in the present day Southwest Peru near the Pacific Ocean.
“Look grandpa, there’s a bright star up in the sky coming down.” The child shouts and immediately the others look up at the night sky well lit by the stars. Its not a shooting star. It gradually…
AMS – Acute Mountain Sickness
HACE – High Altitude Cerebral Edema
HAPE – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
The briefing was in progress. The dal bhat (lentil soup with rice) routine (for every meal) including for the dinner was over. The group was sipping hot ginger lemon honey tea rather quietly. The mood…
Phaedrus, why do you climb mountains?
I am tempted to reply with Bear Grylls’ (of Man vs. Wild TV series fame) response to a similar question – “if you ask this question, you will not understand.”
However, I keep mum and ponder.
Do I really have the answer or reasons?