Finished with Coaches Camp. Completed Recovery Camp. A joyous time at Thangnak's Winter Camp too. Now its time to head back over the Chang la to Winter Camps in Shayok and Kargyam until 19 February.
And lucky us, the DC is letting us make the last 2 camps a research-to-action project looking at health outcomes in children if we keep them learning and playing in their villages (as opposed to wandering around Leh).
We had so many donations from so many wonderful people and could give gear to 3 villages and the Police Recovery Camp.
Unfortunately, we also lost more gear this year than in the previous 10 years combined. There are Canadian skates with "HELP" written on them in private ownership, breaking with our belief system that village owned results in - well - village ownership and love of Winter Camps.
Lesson learnt. It won't happen again.
Cynthia will be blogging as she works with our Himalayan projects this year.