Most travellers to India surf across the caste system without dwelling too closely on how they rank. On a trip to the Himalayas D B Goman tries to walk the delicate line between respecting the caste system while also thinking it's unfair and ridiculous.
One of India's holiest places does little to melt Anne Hay. After being buffetted by beggars and trailed by touts she eventually has to buy back her shoes, respectfully removed, from a pint-sized thief.
Aaron Paulson treks upstream along a mountain river in this frightening account of a real adventure sport in the heights of Japan. Great pictures by Hashimoto Masanori that make me feel cold and tired already.