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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

bridges and other hazarda

Trekking in Nepal does pose several challenges for the individual trekker. One of the biggest for me is tackling the exposed edges and the bridges.
Bridges come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, some are simple felled trees laid together across a river or stream, no hand rail! Some are suspension bridges which are quite modern, built of steel rope construction. The following are some points to aid the uninitiated in tackling this hazard.
1. Look out for mules, these usually have loads and have no special awareness.
2. Step on to the bridge
3. Take deep breath
4. Close eyes
5. Focus
6. Walk slowly across
7. Don't stop until you trip over the step at the other end
8. And breath
9. Review what you have just crossed.

By Neil group 3

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