HOW MANY PUNCTURES…. who even gets punctures anymore anyway 🙋🙋 I do apparently, all 8of them!!! ((Two down to operator error)) after FOUR midnight punctures on the dark highway with howling WOLVES ((OK probably dogs but in the dark things sound a little scarier)) I walked 2k back to a cafe to see if I could grab a bed but no room at the in. Sun was starting to come up and I was 😴 giving it Zzzz’s mid puncture fix. Found a wee secluded spot in the lorry park behind this rubble. I know it’s not the most inspiring picture BUT I tell you what, it was like finding my mountain with the waterfall view 👌👌 these guys found me on the cafe wall this morning wrapped up in inner tubes and patches. They laughed, explained what I should do in Russian 😂👌 then brought me coffee and a bucket of water Awhhhhhhhhh cute or what!!!
I’m officially late AF for my Beijing flight on the 19th BUT I’ve yet to catch a plane that I’m not running late for so not stressing too much YET 😉😉 off to find the nearest bike shop and to soak up some more Russian highway 🌍🚴😘 #jennygrahamis #alwayslatebutworththewait heading #eastboundRTW on her @shandcycles @adventuresynd @wearecyclinguk #bikelife #fortheloveofbikes
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Great that Jenny is unfazed by her incredible journey!
I managed out on my bike early this morning 0600 and after being attacked by the sea gulls I managed 35 miles which after 5 weeks off was hard? How does Jenny do 200 miles a day ? After my we wander I feel it but will keep going out and get back into the biking! At least it was cool today and a greasy time to go out with few cars about!
I went to Findhorn on the Coast it is a stunning place with the sea and the sand looking great. On the pier I stopped for a drink and met a lovely gentleman from at Findhorn who is a Nepali. We had a great chat and we both knew a good friend in Luckla. He was our Sirdar on Kusum Kangaru in 1990! Great memories and it’s amazing who you meet at at 0700 !
Kusum Kanguru peak climbing ( 6,369m/ 20,896ft)
This impressive rock and ice peak dominates the southern end of the Charpati Himal, which separates the valley of the Dhudh Koshi from the upper reaches of the Hinku – Drangka. The northern end of this chain is dominated by the spectacular fangs of Kangtega( 6779m/22241ft) and Thamaserku( 6608m/21680ft). Kusum Kanguru is well hidden until you get out of the valley, although it can be glimpsed from the Namche trail at Ghat, from where the west and south-west faces can be seen up the valley of the Kusum Drangka. A complex, triple summited mountain, Kusung Kanguru, also spelt Kusum Kanguru, has at least five major ridges, and as many faces, of which the north faces of the main summit is the most awesome. The name Kusum Kanguru( or more correctly Kusum Kangri) comes from Tibetan, meaning “ three snow peaks”.
Kusum Kanguru has the reputation for beings the most difficult without doubt increased by the level “ trekking peak” , with all that entails. It can in no way, even by its most moderate route, be compared with the more straight forward climbs on summit such as Island, Mera, or Pisang for instance. The climbing is technically difficult, needing a high degree of commitment and experience. Where as many Nepal’s peaks are ideal for well- led groups with limited experience, this mountain is not.
At least I am feeling better and it’s great to be out.