"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Looking At You

Picture taken on the summit of  Doddabetta, 8,650 ft above sea-level, in The Blue Mountains of Tamil Nadu.


4 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    No altitude sickness at that height? I think it would affect me.

    February 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    • No symptoms of altitude sickness, though I suspect exercise tolereance is quite markedly reduced.

      The only time I experienced real altitude sickness was climbing Kilimanjaro. After 15,000 ft I felt quite strange. By 20,000 ft I was distinctly breathless. But that was back in my early twenties!

      February 18, 2012 at 7:10 pm

  2. Toffeeapple

    Good grief, Kilimanjaro! How brave.

    February 20, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    • I did say it was back in my twenties. Climbing Kilimanjaro is not something I could even contemplate now!

      February 21, 2012 at 7:23 am

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