The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Until the end of October I am on expedition in the Himalaya – please forgive me – I may not be able to update my blog – but there WILL be news on The North Face website – so please, please read there if you are interested!
I will be thinking of you all.
Back to the chaos of a city, the sights, smells, noise and heat that are Kathmandu ….
It brings back memories of 2 years ago, a journey to the summit of Ama Dablam and running back to Kathmandu.Precious memories of this world – this world that is a world away from ‘home’, a world away from the familiarity of Europe.
24 hours in the city – the confusion of tiredness after travelling over 30 hours and kris-crossing time zones, and this after the intensity and emotion of a fleeting weekend in New York for my younger brother’s wedding.But finally we had a night’s sleep, my bags are packed for the acclimatisation leg of our journey, and I can really start to believe and to feel ‘here’ and that this incredible adventure is about to begin.
Tomorrow the mountains are waiting for us – and I look forward being back once again in the Khumbu. Step by step, one step at a time.Each moment to be savoured.
We will see the sky – not limited to glimpses caught between high buildings, not clouded by dust and dirt – but the wide open sky of the mountains.It will be our daily bread – food for the soul.