A Snapshot of Our Work

Final Altitude: 12,000 feet

Today we traveled from Nako to Kaza. We were in the car nearly the entire day, but made two interesting pit stops. One to see the skeleton of a monk in Gue and the other in Tabo to see one the oldest monasteries in the world (built over a thousand years ago), which you can see in the gallery below.

Cameras were not allowed in, but I was able to take a photo of one of the monk’s current sleeping quarters. Notice how barren everything is and how small the room itself is in the photos below.

At dinner time, we practiced getting in and out of high places by using the portable Gamow Bag, which is used for altitude sickness. A person gets inside the bag and it is pressurized with a foot pump in order to help drop the pressure by up to 3,000 feet within a matter of minutes. The person would need to stay in the bag for two to three hours as therapy. Fortunately, we have not had to use this thus far.

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