Trekking

life and death decisions tramping on a cliff face in the Himalayas  //
hiking to Everest base camp takes serious dedication  //

trekking with the family on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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Life and Death Decisions in the Himalayas

I work extremely hard at making sure multiple sclerosis doesn't rule my life. But sometimes it does make the rules—rules I begrudgingly follow. Case in point: my adventure to the Kingdom of Bhutan and an
OMG scary trek to a monastery perched on the side of a cliff.

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Destination: Everest Base Camp

When Gary Pinder lost almost all function on his left side in 2007 to an aggressive relapse that put him into the hospital, he vowed to press forward. In 2010 he hiked the fabled Inca Trail. In 2011 he went bigger: to the base of the world’s tallest mountain.

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Trekking Peru's 25 mile Inca Trail

In August 2010, Gary Pinder, living with multiple sclerosis for 15 years, departed on an expedition to hike the fabled Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with his wife Lisa and their two young children, ages 13 and 12.

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