The Accident At Tashi Lapsa Pass

Originally posted in serialised form through late January, here is Louise Currie’s Accident at Tashi Lapsa Pass in its entirety.

The Accident at Tashi Lapsa Pass – Part 13: Recovery and ‘Home’

The concluding chapter of Louise Currie’s harrowing experience trekking the Tashi Lapsa Pass in Kathmandu.

The Accident at Tashi Lapsa Pass – Part 12: The ICU

After a complicated surgery process, Louise is taken to the postoperative recovery ward where a difficult night awaits.

The Accident at Tashi Lapsa Pass – Part 11: Meeting the Mad Hatter

After the trauma of recent events, Louise is off to the operating theatre. Warning: this instalment is not for the squeamish [and that’s no joke – Ed].

The Accident at Tashi Lapsa Pass – Part Ten: ‘Policies’ and ‘Procedures’

Having finally arrived at Hospital, the full extent of Louise’s injury becomes clearer. And then the ‘fun’ truly begins.

The Accident at Tashi Lapsa Pass – Part Nine: Treatment in Kathmandu

Despite a raft of setbacks, Louise finally makes it to a hospital in Kathmandu for treatment on her broken leg.

The Accident at Tashi Lapsa Pass – Part Eight: Journey to Hospital

In part seven of The Accident, Louise – now reunited with her husband Bijay and daughter Shanaia – begins the journey from the helicopter to the hospital. If you think that doesn’t sound like a big deal, you’ve obviously never driven in a developing country…

The Accident at Tashi Lapsa Pass – Part Seven: “Ready to Go?”

It’s finally time for the medi-vac Helicopter to fly Louise and her rescue team back down the mountain and to hospital in Kathmandu.

The Accident at Tashi Lapsa Pass – Part Six: Heroes

Louise returns with part six of The Accident at Tashi Lapsa Pass. The medivac helicopter approaches…

The Accident at Tashi Lapso Pass, Part Five: The Distant Thudding

In part five of The Accident at Tashi Lapsa Pass, the team finally get a change of luck.

The Accident at Tashi Lapso Pass, Part Four: Thangbo

With badly broken tibia and fibula bones, Louise Currie, Lakpa and Uttum are currently 0-2 in the ‘luck’ stakes. First, no mobile phone coverage and in part three, no helicopter for an air-evacuation and urgently needed medical treatment. In part four, Plan B turns out to be every bit as treacherous as getting off the [Read more]

The Accident At Tashi Lapso Pass, Part Three: Rescue In A Doko

In part two Lakpa Sherpa and his team desperately began to improvise a way to get Louise off the Ngole glacier. In part three, Louise recalls some of the most harrowing moments of her ordeal.

The Accident at Tashi Lapso Pass, Part Two: Stranded in Ngloe

Part two of The Accident at Tashi Lapso Pass. With her leg seriously broken, Louise, Lakpa Sherpa and Nima attempt to find a way off the Ngole glacier to safety.

The Accident at Tashi Lapso Pass: Part One – The Accident

Part one of Louise Currie’s story of how a trek to the Tashi Lapso Pass in Kathmandu went horribly wrong. [Warning: not for the overly squeamish – Ed]