|Himalayan Mixed Hash Run No. 1365||15 January 2005|
|Location||Champi||Hares||Lene and Grumblewald|
|Trash||Towed||Trashflash||Therese & Towed Under|
|Remarkables||virgins: Mette Damgaard, Lars Pedersen, Dorte Sorenson, Lisa Preem, Ursula Jensen, Rebecca Johnson, Zamila Bunglawala, Line Urban returnees: Dead Dog, Guy Banim, Mark Squirrel, Tony Randall, Karen Randall visitors: Elisia Teach leavers: Dead Dog and Irene|
|The Pictures||The Trash|
Once again, the GM failed to make it. He seems determined to spend much of his life testing Maoist blockades in various parts of the country. Once again I, Towed, had to act as stand in Master. After waiting until 14.15 for the walkers Hare to arrive and various latecomers to pay their hash cash, patience finally ran out and the circle was called to order and the one available Hare invited to explain himself. Nine checks were announced and little else. Walkers had neither paper nor a Hare to follow. Keeled Over was still taking hash cash when the pack set off, walkers waiting for Lene to sort herself out.
The trail headed off down towards the Nakhu and the bridge leading to Chapagaon but turned off south before it got there, eventually reaching the river at Check 1, some 400 metres south of the bridge. From here it was further north along the river up to and along the khulo then west up the terraces to Check 2, somewhere near the road, which scattered the pack far and wide. Check 3 was back down the hill and further south with the trail being found by Yogi Hare, Guy and Shrivelled. Yogi seemed to be quite happy to stand around at Check 3 and let Shrivelled and Guy suss out the trail to Check 4. This was the start of the big up.
A massive uninterrupted climb followed, until Check 4 was reached more or less at the top, with an incredible choice of trails to follow. Holding Check 5 was only a few hundred metres further on, on top of a cliff with superb views to the south-east over Dukuchhap. From here it was all downhill, at least for a while, heading through Check 6 and on towards Check 7 by Adhikarigaon, from where it picked up the walkers out trail from the fantastic Keeled Over/Towed classic Three Gorges Run.
Holding Check 8 was up on the ridge - another classic holding check, by which time some of the faint hearted had taken a short cut home. Check 9 caught out nobody but me, by which time we were so close to home that it no longer mattered (to be truthful, it never really matters as far as I'm concerned - the whole object of running on the hash is to outwit the Hares).
Once everyone had sated themselves on the excellent fare provided by Ever Ready, Mrs Rotter and Towed Under (and possibly others, for which omission I apologise) the circle was called to order and the Hares into the middle to face judgement. Down downs were awarded as follows:
At which point Towed Under's batteries ran out and Therese took over the role of hash flash, thus the narrative becomes more blurred as I do not have the detailed record of remaining down downs. However I do recall that:
The Stand in GM forgot:
But he didn't forget the Hashit. Worthwhile nominations were sadly lacking - Lene for getting lost on the way to a hash she was haring and, apparently, for getting lost on the hash as well, or Grumblewald for being unable to guide her there and generally for being Grumblewald. Finally a worthwhile nomination was made by Guy of one of the virgin human rights workers for not doing anything about the state of human rights in the country, so the Hashit was awarded to Guy as he hasn't managed to resolve the conflict yet.
A final thanks is to Ever Ready for
the pâté, ham etc, Towed Under
for the cake and to Mrs. Rotter (once
again in absentia) for the other hash catering and the Hares
for stealing bits of various Towed
(in other words very close to Run 1358). Hares will be Night Owl and Tibetgal.