the dan milner photography blog: tales of an adventuring photo chimp

October 18, 2010

P.O.M. Oct 10

Filed under: photography — Tags: — danmilner @ 3:31 pm

Our second day traversing the Upper Mustang region of Nepal towards Tibet finished in the tiny village of Dhakmar. After 1400m of climbing, including a three hour bike-carry up a vertiginous canyon you could say a few comforts would have been appreciated. Our tea house had one bedroom, 4 beds and no shower. The wind blew through cracks in the windows and clouds of dust rose from the beds every time you touched them. It was though the friendliest run tea house on the whole adventure and our stay there goes down as a fond memory. Leica M8, Zeiss 28/2.8

Photo Of the Month: Dhakmar tea house, Upper Mustang.

Pondering of the month: The flipside of the adventure photographer’s life is trying to pack my bike for the 35 hour taxi-airplane-10 hour airport layover-airplane-bus-airplane-car journey home while fighting fever, nausea and double vision in a humid Nepalese hotel room with the power-cut generator churning away right outside my window and filling the room with diesel fumes.

On the shelves at the mo: The Reason snowboard Tahoe feature, Mountain Biking UK West Highland Way feature, Privateer mountain bike magazine, Cooler magazine Cabin fever feature, White Lines Jeremy Jones interview images


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