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* 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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* Annapurna Circuit April-May 2013 August 09 2013

A group shot of our Trekking group on the Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal earlier this year. The group is me (Murray Barnes), Pete, Margaret, Anna & Lutz, with our Nepali Trek Leader Juddha, plus Raj & Bilkha. Shot with my Nikon D200 & the 18-200mm/f3.5-5.6 zoom, at mid-Aperture for maximum sharpness. The crop-sensor & 18-200mm zoom gives an excellent reach & wide-angle capability – ideal for lightweight travel photography. Looking good, you guys !

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