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May 24th, 2017

Namche Bazaar, 3440 m

We are back in Namche.  Same lodge.  Even same bedroom, for that matter.  The only difference is that it’s 12 days after the first time we were here and in the meantime we have trekked 100 or so kilometres, climbed to over 5000 m half a dozen times (including all three passes we set out to cross), have seen some amazing views of four of the six highest mountains in the world (Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu), and eaten about 30 pounds of dahl bhat.  1,147 more words


First Flight to Lukla

As we trudged into Gorakshep (5,164 m / 16,942ft), literal meaning ‘Dead Crow’, sucking in mouthfuls of air with only around 54% the oxygen at sea level, already weary and only 12 o’clock, we knew it would be a long day. 7,749 more words


"Welcome Home, dear travelers"

Dear Travelers of the Universe..

What will you have in mind if you stand on the particular coordinate on this earth, and all you can see are none others than The Mountains? 422 more words


Day 13 ~ Namche Bazaar

Another clear, but freezing cold day greeted us when we woke early this morning. Tim headed outside before everyone was out of bed to brave the weather and to take some photos of the sun hitting Ama Dablam’s peak. 262 more words


Everest Base Camp Trek

Many people called us crazy – going on a trek to Everest Base Camp just 1 year on after the devastating 2015 earthquake that rocked… 290 more words


Day hike to Mongla (3,975m): Ama Dablam views stunning

The day started early for I wanted to capture a few images at sunrise (5:52am). I didn’t sleep particularly well anyway. I think its the jetlag mainly and a little bit the altitude (3,600m) that I need to get used to. 519 more words


Earthquake Triggers Avalanche In Nepal, Killing Sherpa And Injuring British Climber

Early this morning, A 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook the mountains surrounding Ama Dablam, killing one sherpa and injuring a British mountaineer reports The Seattle Times… 109 more words