* Checking out Tilicho Peak & the Great Ice Barrier August 30 2013

Another shot from the Annapurna Circuit trek in the Himalaya earlier this year. At this point, we're at about 3,900 metres. This image is taken from near our camp-site at the remote Thare Ghompa, near Tilicho Tal, & prior to crossing the ridge behind me to trek to the Thorung La region. Pete & I had a look at the ghompa (apparently about 1,000 years old – the ghompa, not Pete !). Pete’s taken this shot of me, with Tilicho Peak (top right), & the Great Ice Barrier (which prevents monsoon rain from the Bay of Bengal crossing the Himalaya into Mustang & Tibet); first identified by Maurice Herzog), at left.

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