A Narrow Escape on Thorong-La

By: Prakash Adhikari
February 16, 2014, around 9:30 AM, I got a call from French Embassy  Kathmandu. They told me that a French girl is missing on Thorong-la. Thorong-la is 5,416 meter high pass  on the “round Annapurna” trekking route. Having workeng at the HRA for over 20 years, my mental physiology has been so tremendously changed that when someone calls and asks my assistance, I forget everything else and concentrate on helping the victim to the best of my capacity.
When I received this call from the French Embassy, I was eating my Daal Bhaat. I quickly finished eating and went to the Himalaya Rescue Assoication (HRA) office. On the way I made a couple of calls. I am used to talking on my cell phone while riding my motorcycle. As soon as

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Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal

Dhobichaur, Lazimpat (North Gate of the Royal Palace)
P.O. Box No. 4944,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977-1-4440292 / 4440293
Fax: +977-1-4411956
E-mail : hra@mail.com.np

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