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The Supremacy of Everest

After a long journey on the trail to Everest Base Camp in extremely cold temperatures I arrived at Gorak Shep, a village purpose built for trekkers and mountain climbers deep in the Himalayas. In the late afternoon I decided to ascend Kala Pattar, a peak which is 5,545 metres tall and the highest elevation I’ve ever attained. This provided me with quite possibly the most extraordinary view I’ve seen. Before me stood (from right to left) Nuptse 7861m, Mt. Everest 8848m and the Western Shoulder of Everest and smaller subsidiary peaks. To my delight the light shone from behind me to illuminate the towering ice faces, while a near-full moon rose next to the world’s highest peak. I took dozens of photos as my fingers froze, avalanches crashed to the valley below (photos to come) and the sky darkened. In the entire vicinity were about 3 other souls, the rest had retreated to the warmth of the cabins far below. It was a profoundly still, beautiful and contemplative moment in the presence of these giants. I have scores of photos from Nepal and look forward to posting them soon.

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  • Copyright: Matthew Watt (Matthew-Watt) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 973 W: 326 N: 1501] (5934)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2010-11-19
  • Categories: Natura
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2010-11-28 16:27
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