Bless my Knickers!

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The Puja ceromony
The Puja ceromony

Before any climb a Puja is held – a Puja is a traditional sherpa ceremony where kit is blessed and prayers are said for a safe climb and return.  It begins in a calm fashion but soon descends into drinking and throwing riceand flour everywhere – obviously!

 

My kit (inc knickers!) getting blessed at the Puja ceromony!
My kit (inc knickers!) getting blessed at the Puja ceromony!