Originally Posted by andyadcock
Not in the Himalayas you wouldn't!
We averaged 12km per day over 5 weeks and covered 350km in very tough, steep up, steep down, terrain including passing over the Thorong La pass at 5400m, toughest birding I've ever done.
To be completely accurate - you probably averaged 23km per day ..... 12km up 45° slopes and 11km down 45° slopes for a net gain of 1km up !
Trail building surveyors only had one angled tool available to them during construction ........ 45° !!!!!