Before an important coming-of-age ritual, a Newari girl is receiving decoration. Her mother gently holds a blindfold to protect her eyes, as her forehead is covered in red powder. (100% to charities working in Nepal)
Beside the Indus, and topped by prayer flags and juniper branches, this lhato is the seat of a family deity. In the eleventh month of every year the branches are replaced, in a ceremony that mixes TIbetan Buddhism with the ancient Bon faith. (50% to charities working in the Himalaya)
A sacred site in a deep valley in the Himalaya. Here at the end of Langtang, under the bare sun, a sharp rock has been wound with prayer flags, and has for generations been the focus of ritual. (100% to charities working in Nepal)
It's called tombstoning and not without good reason. It involves leaping off the ancient fortifications at the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour, into seas that are often highly dangerous and unpredictable, with a significant risk of injury.