Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
Dude nailed it
There are places that I have no interest in visiting. I do know some Ghurkas, now retired, who call the place home. Well and good. My sentiments remain.
Piece of cake... Until it's not. ;-)
Well. . . . That's terrifying.
Eff that !
been into some gravel strips in Norway where the one end of the runway is a 1000' deep fjord and a mountainous rock face on the other. a missed approach is not an option. once decent is initiated one is committed to a landing of some sort. getting one's ducks all in a row before hand is always a good thing. asking before hand if this trip was really necessary is something i have always asked myself. Lukla is terrifying as the density altitude is really up there on a hot day.