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Mount Everest

Elsewhere I’ve noted that a trek to the base camp of Mount Everest was a personal goal for many years.  (In October 2012 I made such a trek and it did not disappoint.)  The peak was officially named in 1857 for a British Surveyor General of India (George Everest) but numerous other names for the highest mountain in the world exist such as Chomolungma – Mother Goddess of the World.  The peak’s elevation is “officially” listed as 29,035 feet but some believe it is still growing at a rate of 2.4 inches per year.  Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first successfully climbed the mountain in May 1953.  Since then numerous climbers have summit Everest but many also lost their lives.  (Near the hospital in Pheriche there is a Memorial Sculpture naming most of the 200 climbers who have died on Mount Everest.)  Clear morning skies for most of my trek allowed for breathtaking views of numerous majestic peaks, especially this spectacular mountain.  Below are a few photos.

1.5Dll*b8416Everest1stView(7.5x5,cpywrt)Everest Range, Standard Base Camp trail – Khumbu Region, Nepal

2.20.5Dll*c1087EverestTanbboche(7x5x5,cpywrt)Everest Range, Tengboche Monastery – Khumbu Region, Nepal

3.5Dll*b9481LhotseWall(7.5x5,cpywrt)Everest Range, Base Camp trail – Khumbu Region, Nepal

4.5Dll*b8553Lhotse-NuptseValley(7.5x2,150r,label,cpywrt)Everest Range, Base Camp trail – Khumbu Region, Nepal

5.5Dll*c0591KalaPattarTrekEverest(7.5x5,cpywrt)Everest (29,035 feet) and Nuptse (25,791 feet) from Kala Pattar (18,192 feet) – Khumbu Region, Nepal

6.5Dll*c0546KalaPattarTrekEverest(7.5x5,cpywrt)Everest and the Khumbu Icefall from Kala Pattar – Khumbu Region, Nepal

7.5Dll*c0608KalaPattarTrekEverest(7.5x5,cpywrt)Everest from Kala Pattar – Khumbu Region, Nepal

8.37.5Dll7823IcefallBaseCamp(7.5x5,cpywrt)Khumbu Icefall, Everest Base Camp – Khumbu Region, Nepal

9.5Dll7832BaseCamp(7.5x3,cpywrt)Everest Base Camp (17,598 feet) – Khumbu Region, Nepal

10.5Dll*c0414AvalancheBaseCamp(7.5x5,cpywrt)Avalanche Khumbu Icefall, Everest Base Camp – Khumbu Region, Nepal

11.5Dll*c0413AvalancheKhumbu(7.5x5.2,150r,cpywrt)Avalanche Khumbu Icefall, Everest Base Camp – Khumbu Region, Nepal

12.5Dll7837PinnaclesBaseCamp(7.5x3,cpywrt)Ice Pinnacles Khumbu Icefall, Everest Base Camp – Khumbu Region, Nepal

13.5Dll*c0657EverestRange(7.5x5L5,cpywrt)Everest Range from Kala Pattar – Khumbu Region, Nepal

14.+5Dll*c0657Chomolungma(7x5x5L5,cpywrt)Mount Everest from Kala Pattar – Khumbu Region, Nepal

15.5Dll*c0607EverestSouthCol(7x5x5L5,cpywrt)Everest summit from Kala Pattar – Khumbu Region, Nepal

16.5Dll*c0648MeKalaPattar(7.5x5,cpywrt)Mount Everest from Kala Pattar – Khumbu Region, Nepal

17.5Dll*c0624KalaPattarTrekEverest(7.5x5,cpywrt)Everest with prayer flags from Kala Pattar – Khumbu Region, Nepal

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