Hiking towards 17,500 foot Throng La


Two hours after this picture was taken I was in bad shape. I went too quickly from 12 to 15,000 feet and hit real altitude sickness. I had a night of delirium, nausea, and migraine. People were worried, but by morning I was improving. Otherwise I would have joined the ranks of “tourists carried down to lower elevation in a wicker basket on the back of a strong porter.”