by TONY OLEJNICKI inspired by Austin Kleon ‘Steal Like an Artist’
The answer to this simple question is a complex one but extremely important for professional success.
Being professional means doing your job well with as few mistakes as possible. Being bounded by company procedures one doesn’t necessary have to be creative. In fact creativity may hinder your work efficiency. So on the surface it seems that professionalism and creativity don’t mix well.
Full Annapurna Circuit mountain bike ride is a very physical level adventure, which will raise your metabolism to levels you can rarely experience, the best possible gift one can offer to their body and mind. It is an adventure for experienced and fit mountain bike rider, however there is a way of combing trekking on the way up and a tremendous 3000m downhill.
Thinking Himalayas? Think Tibet, it is so different and unusual but so difficult to explore in genuine way because Tibet is in such a peril due to decades-long struggle for independence.
I was in Tibet few years ago climbing Cho Oyu, close to the pass where previous year many Tibetan refugees were shot by Chinese soldiers while trying to escape to Nepal. It was really sad and poignant being there and speaking to these people still in horror of the event. When I asked the owner of local Tibetan restaurants, set-up in the tent in Chinese Basecamp, why she has a portrait of local Lama and not Dalai Lama, she showed me a gesture of slapping her face and pointing on Chinese soldiers. There were no words necessary.
We had fantastic time and great climbing experience to Naya Kanga. It
was perfect adventure with great people and great crew. The trek to
Kyanjin Gumba was awesome, food, lodge accommodation and acclimatization
to spectacular Tsergo Ri. Our master chef Anup prepared the most
amazing food in the Base Camp as well as in the high camp