Wondering what it is like to be dropped off at the starting point of a 10-day trek toward the base camp of Annapurna South (8,000-meter peak) having not gone on an overnight hike since the age of 12 twenty years earlier? I was too. I quickly learned why you don't want to leave later than scheduled if you can avoid it – rain and hail. The kind of iceball deluge that will have you jumping out of your shoes in pain as you are pelted from the heavens.
Day 1 – Shelter From the Storm records my initial observations from wildlife to having all my clothes and sneakers completely soaked on the very first day!
Last Updated on March 4, 2020 by Dave