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Aspiring To Altitude: A Final Climb


Picture of a Tibetan Buddhist monk taken in Diskit, Ladakh.

4 responses

  1. you caught the monk making a turn, and looking up … no hesitation whatsoever in his ascent! The furl of his red skirt, the tilt of his foot, the lifting of his head, it’s all there.

    April 22, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    • I, on the other hand, was very aware of the altitude. My own movements were far less assured and fleet-footed!

      April 22, 2012 at 7:50 pm

  2. Toffeeapple

    I am very glad that I don’t have to climb those steps, I’d be worn out.

    April 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    • The steps are steep, and an altitude of well over 10,000 ft above sea-level means we coastal dwellers get very puffed as soon as any climbing starts! But fortunately, I had a friend’s shoulder to lean on.

      April 23, 2012 at 6:47 am

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