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Reclaim Your Body, Nepal 2019

Tracking Anissa’s pursuit to optimize her life through body, soul and science 

5 Takeaways From Hiking the Himalayas

5 Takeaways From Hiking the Himalayas

It’s hard to be in a bad mood in Kathmandu. The atmosphere in Kathmandu is adult collegiate. Men in their 60s run around like children, giddy at the offerings in the multitude of climbing stores in town…

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Reclaim Your Body: Day 20

Reclaim Your Body: Day 20

I have the results from the Himalayan trek project and they’re surprising. First, to review, I modeled this “test” after a Colorado man’s 29-day , 480 mile trekking experience…

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Reclaim Your Body: Day 17

Reclaim Your Body: Day 17

What inspires you? Do you know? The definition, in my mind, is something that you can lose yourself in for hours; where you forget to eat; it’s something that lights a fire in your gut and compels you…

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Reclaim Your Body: Day 15

Reclaim Your Body: Day 15

Today was long. We bussed 8 hours from Pokhara to Kathmandu and ended up in a traffic jam whilst sitting on an un-airconditioned bus. This is par for the course in Nepal…

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Reclaim Your Body: Day 14

Reclaim Your Body: Day 14

The Trek finished in a town called Pokhara which is a tourist town located on a lake. Given that it is Dashain festival time holiday here in Nepal, it was absolutely packed with locals….

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Reclaim Your Body: Day 13

Reclaim Your Body: Day 13

The Anna Purna circuit is finished. I likely shall not pass this way again, having summitted twice. I’m a little confused because all of the literature says the trek ranges…

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Reclaim Your Body: Day 12

Reclaim Your Body: Day 12

Well, how do I continue to say “it was the hardest day yet”? Not possible, right? And yet…..I left Tatopani at 9am for the uphill climb; 14 miles later (and 6 hours), I reached Ghorepani, thinking I was truly at the top…

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Reclaim Your Body: Day 11

Reclaim Your Body: Day 11

Today was another challenge of the soul. I had not planned on it but gave myself a stretch goal of hiking to a town called Tatopani, roughly 30 miles away from Marpha where I spent last night….

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Reclaim Your Body: Day 10

Reclaim Your Body: Day 10

Ahhhh…….Awoke in Muktinath, at roughly 15,500 feet feeling much better than the previous day. My headache (a typical reaction to oxygen deprivation) had subsided…

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