A few more photos
A few more images
A few more images
Daniel, I realise just writing the report must be time-consuming enough, but is there any chance of labelling the (excellent!) photos? Most are completely alien to me!
Hi Chris, thanks for the kind words, I will do in future posts- admittedly I was being a bit lazy. Andy is correct, with the eagle being Steppe (long gape line and barring on the flight feathers) though I think the francolin is Chestnut naped rather than Moorland - happy to be corrected of course!
Edit: I can't seem to change the earlier posts, so here goes:
Post 2 - Abyssinian ground thrush, Abyssinian slaty flycatcher, Abyssinian LEO, African wood owl
Post 7 - Serval, Blue winged goose, Moorland chat, Augur buzzard, Mountain nyala
Post 8 - African black duck, Yellow fronted parrot, Abyssinian longclaw, Pied wheatear, Pallid harrier
Post 21 - see above
Thanks Andy. We naively thought that a few days in Addis, followed by a day in Dinsho would be sufficient to acclimatise - I haven't really been anywhere as mountainous and at a similar altitude to Ethiopia before (I think Oukaïmeden at 2600 was my previous highest) and as a result hadn't appreciated the differences that even a few hundred meters can make. It's certainly a lesson for the future, but I'm now very concerned that my lifelong ambition to visit Nepal will likely never happen.
Don't get discouraged from altitudes with a single bad event. Unless you talk to knowledgeable doctors and they asses that you have some kind of an objective condition, then past issues do not necessarily predict future experiences. What exactly was the altitude from which you got carried down? You only note that you have crossed 3000 meters downwards ...
I have been always unhappy at altitude above 3000 - never such a terrible experience as yours, but I had my share of not being able to eat and just lying down helplessly waiting for it all to pass. Yet after all of this, I have also climbed a 6000+ peak without much trouble, just by carefully planning and executing a two-week acclimatization schedule. It's unbelievable how much difference it makes.
Where was this, Andes presumably, what was the need to go so high, assuming it was a bird trip?
I have a friend who has travelled to Nepal a bout 25 times, you'd be surprised how mant fit, young people, fail to get over Thorong La, age and condition are no guarantee or barrier it seems. Acclimatisation is key as I originally said but even then, some people will have problems, nobody raelly understands why?