Pictures and thoughts from Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp trek (E-M5, 20mm, 9-18mm, 40-150mm).

Started Nov 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP ogremage Contributing Member • Posts: 959
Re: You make me quite nostalgic

BigBarney wrote:

The problems you describe with your knees on the descent are what is known locally as "sahib's knee". If you watch the local porters descending they always do this with a bent knee and absorb the shock of their descending weight with their leg muscles. Too many westerners absorb the shock with their knee cartilage, because we can be too lazy to learn how to descend properly. I have been there and done that!

Thanks for you comments - I need to think about this the next time I go.

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