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It’s pretty amazing where they’ll take mules in the great little country of Nepal. Necessity makes people creative. Just after you’ve struggled up this snowy ridge, through adverse weather and approach a 5,000m+ pass, or just when you get the feeling you’ve entered a remote wilderness, the familiar sound of a mule’s bell reaches your ears. As you turned around, still gasping for air, you stare in amazement as an entire pack of the fully-loaded animals casually walks past you towards increasingly difficult terrain. This particular image was taken on the way to Dhaulagiri Base Camp. The mountain itself is barely visible at the back, partly hidden by beautiful, symmetrical Tukuche Peak. Thanks for my favourite card game “Killer Bunnies” for this clever title.
f/4.0, 1/3000, ISO 200, 30.0 mm on Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM, Mk II body.