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Phantom cats of the Himalayas

November 5, 2014

I'd been warned about it; the swirling black hole that sucks away all breath, body warmth and rational thinking. But here I am, coiled tightly into a ball like a startled millipede at the bottom of my sleeping bag, struggling to gasp the thin, icy air that circulates the mountaintops at 3,700m above sea level, while reminding myself exactly why I've chosen to camp in temperatures that dip to a mind-numbing minus 27 degrees at night.

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