On Belay

Posted on: February 9, 2016

"Mooncakes and Rice" author, Szu-ting Yi, climbing on Eagle Peak East (ca. 5300m), Qionglai Mountains, China. [Photo] David Anderson

Mooncakes and Rice:

Qionglai Mountains. September 20, 2015: In a state between waking and dreaming, I sensed movement in the tent; then the hiss of the lit stove. I pulled my sleeping bag to my forehead. All too soon, my husband, Dave Anderson, passed me a bowl of oatmeal, and I had to sit up. The motion triggered the rolling of water drops down the tent wall. They quickly gained speed, merging into cascades and shooting to the ground.

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