The going rate for a motorcycle is apparently 40,000 rupee. The plan is to start at first light and I’ll be following in Snow Monkey’s track as he marks out the course. We’ll be leaving well before sunrise so all my gear is ready to go. It will be challenging to shoot from the motorbike but I’m glad of the opportunity to finally be mobile.
Last night’s evening light afforded me my first glimpse of the snow capped Himilayas – tomorrow we begin the climb. In this hot dusty valley it’s hard to believe we’ll be climbing up past the snowline, but the motorbike will certainly make it that much easier.
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On his first venture with the Matador Network, Mr. Huddart soiled his long johns and got frostbite, while chasing cyclists across the Himilayas. The kind of guy who gets a kick out of such pursuits, John is eager for whatever comes next. Back home he makes it to the toilet (almost) every time and finds enjoyment amongst those things that make him sigh, smile and sweat. Namely the landscape of his native British Colombia, green vegetable smoothies and tossing frisbee.
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