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Travel writer and photographer, Francisco Po Egea, with Nanda Devi in the bcakground.
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The route.
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River Ganges as seen from early on the hiking trail.
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Badrinath temple on the trail.
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Nanda Devi from Auli.
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Kamet 7.760 m.
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Shaini Karak trail.
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Jhandidar pass.
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Route from Jhandidar pass Satkula gorges and Dunagiri
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Satkula gorges.
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Porters and guide.
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Back from the trail; candles on the Ganges at Rishikesh.
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Nanda Devi: The second to last trek. A sentimental journey

Posted: Feb 03, 2013 11:51 am EST

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(Newsdesk) "Growing old is like climbing one of these mountains: on the way up, one’s strength diminishes, but at the top the gaze is clearer, and the view, wider and more serene," says Francisco Po Egea after retracing his own footsteps at 75 years. Some start early in life with adventures, like 13-year-old Max Keene whom we met last week, preparing for his sledge-hauling expedition on Baffin Island. Others carry on despite "diminishing strength". Francisco Po Egea wrote a debrief for ExplorersWeb about a trek he...

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