He bowed with hands clasped. My hands were clasped too after swatting one of the many mosquitoes buzzing around us.
Under the darkness of the rainforest canopy, surrounded by bamboo and wild rubber trees, was a mysterious, twisting gangway that goes further uphill. Up it, the two of us went.
My sherpa was really helpful. He held me by the collar when I leaned over too much at a ravine to take pictures. At slippery narrow stretches, he lead me by holding my hand, Instagram lover-style. At steep gradients, he dragged me up the mountain Hillary-style.
Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 16000, f4, 1/500 sec.