Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Picture Is Worth...

Some of you have been asking me to post some of my Everest trek photos. Below is several thousand words worth...
Here I am standing in front of a "gompa" a Buddhist monastery.
This is a "lenticular" cloud surrounding Mount Nuptse. Lenticular means "shaped like a lens." These clouds are found at high altitudes.
This is a view of Mount Everest from Kala Patthar (18,500 feet), our highest point on the trek. Everest, seen faintly between the two clearer peaks, is often shrouded in clouds.
This photo was taken atop Gokyo Ri (17,500 feet), another high point on the trek. Mounts Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse are in the background.
This is one of the dozen or so steel suspension bridges we crossed. While they look dangerous from a distance, I thought the were very safe.
This is a Hindu temple in Durbar Square in Kathmandu. The "pagoda" style architecture originated in Nepal.

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