A few days ago I completed the Annapurna circuit trek. ⛰ It was one of the most beautiful and also one of the most challenging things I’ve done. Still trying to process this amazing experience. The beauty and peace of these mountains can not be described. I learnt a lot along the way, especially after two intense situations where I didn’t know how I was going to survive. Thank to to the people who supported me along the way, I couldn’t have done this journey alone. Hopefully one day I’ll come back and do the pass again in better weather, maybe once I’ve forgotten about the millions of steps we had to walk up! 😅
"Light is the left hand of darkness
and darkness the right hand of light.
Two are one, life and death, lying
together like lovers in kemmer,
like hands joined together,
like the end and the way." Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness
Stone stacking is a meditative artistic skill which can be produced anywhere, with a growing global movement.This practice utilises the materials found in nature and balancing uses nothing more than the natural gravitational pull of the Earth.
Historically in North America, the most common types of stone stacks AKA inuksuit are built with stone placed upon stone, and the simplest type of which is a single stone positioned in an upright manner. There is some debate as to whether the appearance of human- or cross-shaped cairns developed in the Inuit culture before the arrival of European missionaries and explorers.The size of some inuksuit suggest that the construction was often a communal effort.