Trail of Change: One down, One to go

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On Sunday we arrived at Koto in the Annapurna Trekking Area and split. Nils and Hannes are heading to Manaslu to meet up with the Clearskies Manaslu Expedition team. The other group is going back to Kathmandu. We had a … Weiterlesen

Trail of Change: From Nar to Phu

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We left Nar (4220m) on wednesday morning with the goal to go further up the main valley to the second village in our area of investigation – the remote village of Phu. The traces of change could be followed when … Weiterlesen

Trail of Change: Over a high pass deep into change

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After Passing Kang La (5300m), the first high pass on our expedition, we arrived in Nar, where we successfully started our scientific program and used the rest day for acclimatisation. Monday morning we started early to cross the Kang La … Weiterlesen

Trail of Change: Into thin air!

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We went up to our first high camp below the 5300m Kang La pass this morning. We are now at 4373m with fantastic on the Annapurna range. Lars was feeling particularly good and decided to go up to the pass … Weiterlesen

Trail of Change: Satellite connection, finally!

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This was the best day so far! Not only did Hannes‘ stomach heal completely overnight, we are also in the upper Masyandi-Khola and saw big white mountains like Annapurna II and IV and the 6000ers Chulu East and Pisang Peak. … Weiterlesen

Trail of Change: Satellite Problems in the Koto Region

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Yesterday afternoon we got a call via satellite from our expedition team from the Koto region in Nepal. They are all fine but they have some problems with the satellite data transmission. Nils told us that they don´t get any … Weiterlesen

Trail of Change: Koto to Lower Pisang

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For the first time we were able to get a glimpse at the first 7000m-peak this early morning. For a brief moment the clouds opened for a spectacular view. Behind Koto’s huge limestone walls are the even more impressive walls … Weiterlesen

Trail of Change: Off to Bhule Bhule…

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After being in the air or on the floor of Abu Dhabi airport for 24 hours, we finally arrived in Nepal and are currently staying at beautiful Haus Namaste. Everything went well, the flights were on time. So is the … Weiterlesen

Trail of Change: Tal to Koto

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Today was the longest and hardest day so far. We climbed a total of 1420m from Tal (1800m) to Koto (2500m). Koto is the junction point of Masyandi-khola and the Nar-Phu-khola. Today our kitchen arrived and we finally met our … Weiterlesen

Trail of Change: Bhule Bhule to Tal

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We had surprisingly good weather today, no rain at all – and it’s still monsoon time! Unfortunately our satellite modem doesn’t seem to get any signal while we’re deep down in the Masyandi-gorge. We hope we’ll be up far enough … Weiterlesen

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