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Suzi Richer

Pollen Analyst – Environmental Archaeologist – Communicating the environment

Tag / Annapurna

‘No tea house here’

Saturday 23rd March ‘You want rest?’ came a lady’s voice from the flat roof above us. At least that was what I heard. We had paused outside her house for Jim to take a photo of the street. James, Jim and I had taken the morning off and we were meandering through the narrow streets […]

Thorong La

Thursday 21st March Yesterday we came over the Thorong La pass, the high point, quite literally, of the Around Annapurna Trek at 5416m. I asked Dil what ‘Thorong La’ means. The ‘La’ part is a pass, which you can tell from looking at a map. The peak next to the pass is ‘Thorong Peak’. Dil […]

Help with poo…

Monday 11th March Can anyone help identify this poo? A local guide took us up a side valley to a religious rock art site this afternoon. The hour and a half trek to the site followed the river valley closer towards the imposing Annapurna range. We plodded through snow, sometimes a 18 inches deep; passed […]