I was jarred awake by a huge explosion followed by the deafening roar of a full force hurricane that terrified me – or was it just a nightmare? I poked my head out of our tent only to get bitten by a blast of very cold air. An avalanche had calved off megatonnage of rock, ice and snow from a hanging glacier and it was cascading about 2,000 feet down a sheer rock face closeby. As the airborne spindrift subsided, the sky became velvety black once again, and it was punctuated by millions of sparkling diamonds. Whow, I remembered I was in Everest Base Camp.

“Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Smoke No Evil”

Chorten near Pangboche

Cholatse near Dzongla

On the grounds of the Tengboche Monastery

porters nearing Gorak Shep

Pujo Ceremony at the Khumbu Ice Fall

Kids of Senasa near Tengboche

Phu Tashi Sherpa / Cho

Negotiating Cho La Pass

Shopping in Namche Bazaar

Mother Sherpa

Porter in repose

Yak train to Ama Dablam

Phillippe being blessed at EBC

Bactapur Square

THAMSERKU (6623M / 21,729′)

Lhotse and the shadow of Nuptse from ABC


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