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Descending off the rocky peak of Hesperus

Once on top we easily found the trail down.
Three climbers are visible in this photo.

Samten. having injured his leg, stayed at base camp. All in all, it was a good trip; we had summited on Truchas, the second tallest peak in New Mexico, a few days previous. Unfortunately, this was the last time I was to be in the mountains with Kirk. On the way home, we stopped in Albuquerque to get Sangye Dorje's blessing and then hit a late night tortilla place. Samten and Kirk swapped the steering wheel over the next twenty hours and I have not seen Kirk since. Like so many brilliant young men capable of ascending to great heights, Kirk was seduced and devoured by the demon Ramakrishna called Kamini-kanchan.




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