Join Gordon Alexander in Nepal as he drags his ‘heavy arse’ over the Himalayas in this hilarious, adventure-soaked account of the Three Passes Trek, culminating in a visit to Everest Base Camp. The Nepali Flat, littered with Aussie slang (and explanations) and topped off with a dry sense of humour, is your ideal travel companion, or if you’re just looking for a bloody good yarn.
Together with guide Subash and porter Nima, Gordon tackles high passes in excess of 5400 metres (17700ft) and explains how high altitude affects a mildly-overweight road builder from sea level in the tropics. Each part of the journey brings new challenges including sub-freezing temperatures, almost falling into a crevasse, and alarmingly warm beer. Along the way he discovers the local Kukri Rum, traverses glaciers, interacts with eccentric and curious characters, and takes in the most beautiful views on the planet (pictures included).
10% of the profits from this book go to the continued rebuilding effort in Nepal, following the devastating earthquake in April, 2015. More information on gordonalexander.org.