Shyama Saha, our Senior Bioinformatician, and her husband Rashid recently trekked through the Annapurna region and planted the flag for Aigenpulse at the base camp.
What an achievement!
There are few treks that combine so many different landscapes and bring you so close to the base of 7,000 and 8,000m peaks in a such a short period of time as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region. The trail goes alongside terraced rice paddy fields, lush rhododendron forests and high-altitude landscapes, with the Annapurna Range in view most of the time.
The setting of Annapurna Base Camp at 4130m is unique and incredibly spectacular, set amidst the majestic peaks of Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machapuchhre (6993m) and Hiunchuli (6441m).
When asked how she coped with the low oxygen she simply said that the trick was to go slowly and get used to it gradually. She added “carrying the Aigenpulse flag was my only motivation at the end otherwise I might have abandoned the trek, I was that wet and miserable by the end of it.
Congratulations Shyama and thank you to Carbon Colour who created the Aigenpulse Flag.