High Altitude Trekking
Category: Sense of Place
Photo and caption by Frederick Lin
Francis Kwok does a high altitude acclimatization hike in the Chhukung Valley. This will give his body much-needed time to adjust to reduced levels of oxygen in the atmosphere. His goals is to reach Everest Base Camp in three days. UV rays from the sun is very unforgiving when trekking at high altitude; Unprotected skin can burn within minutes.
Location: Chhukung Valley, Nepal
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