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spenceinboulderNot nearly as impressive as Gokyo Ri  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 1998

spenceinboulder

A spectacular panorama, nonetheless.
Posted May 9, 2006 5:23 am

andreaperinoGreat panorama...
Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2002

andreaperino

...from the top!
Posted Mar 24, 2006 12:43 pm

KoohnavardDate Climbed: April 2000  Sucess!

Koohnavard

Awesome! You'll see me with Pumori on my profile page.
Posted Jan 16, 2006 1:19 pm

SweetswedeRoute Climbed: Normal trek route Date Climbed: December 2000  Sucess!

Sweetswede

Five week trek through the Arun valley and the Khumbu
Posted Jan 10, 2006 4:29 pm

rdesotaRoute Climbed: trail Date Climbed: November 12, 2005  Sucess!

rdesota

A nice way to end our Ama Dablam trip. Beautiful views of Everest et. al. Probably the best mountain view in the world. Definitely going back to the area...
Posted Dec 1, 2005 12:20 am

MjollnirRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Oct. 16th, 2005  Sucess!

Mjollnir

It's just a hill. But it has AWESOME views of Everest, Pumori, Ama Dablam, etc.
Posted Nov 22, 2005 7:10 am

granitepeakerRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: October 21, 2005  Sucess!

granitepeaker

It snowed about a half of foot the night before I hiked it so it was a work out to get to the top. Once on the summit there wasn't even a view of Everest because of all the cloud cover, what a let down. Better luck next time I guess.



~ Jason Maehl
Posted Nov 22, 2005 2:25 am

bbirtleRoute Climbed: Normal Route from Khumbu Glaciar Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2002  Sucess!

bbirtle

Bring a torch/flashlight and be there for the sunset. One of the better ones I've ever experienced! A little chilly, but if you are even a little equipped, no problem to make the short decent in the dark in time for your nightly yak burger.
Posted Jul 8, 2005 7:22 am

K_G_WrightRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: April 22, 1995  Sucess!

K_G_Wright

EARTH DAY 1995- Incredibly beautiful & other than the lack of oxygen, this high point on the ridge between Gorak Shep and Pumori is not technically difficult (watch out for awesome wind gusts); however, the reward is worth every "o" starved step. It's worth the view looking "down" upon Everest Base Camp, and up to the S. Col and The Goddess. Take your time acclimatizing, as I was in great cardio-vas. shape, and I still got moderate AMS symptoms and had to cut short my planned trip to Base Camp.
Posted Jun 21, 2005 2:14 am

fdoctorRoute Climbed: The only one Date Climbed: May 2003  Sucess!

fdoctor

Broke the world altitude record for Extreme Ironing with Slipper, Beast, Meredith, Mingma, and Bhakta.
Posted May 28, 2005 5:15 pm

Mblue01Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 02 May 2005  Sucess!

Mblue01

Magnificent view !!!
Posted May 18, 2005 10:55 am

RedWolf_caRoute Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: October 18, 2002  Sucess!
Really just a high altitude hike with some boulder hopping near the top. Very windy once we reached the summit ridge. The clear views of Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Changtse and other Himalayan giants were quite spectacular. Steady stream of hikers on the trail although we managed to hit a 10 minute lull to have the top to ourselves. The skies looked ominous the day before, where we camped outside of Lobuche but only a brief dusting of snow overnight and beautiful clear day for the ascent and views. Good acclimitization for my ascent of Imja Tse, four days later.
Posted May 14, 2005 2:09 am

Joerg MarretschRoute Climbed: Normal Route from Gorak Shep Date Climbed: 20 November 2002  Sucess!

Joerg Marretsch

A beatiful day just against the face of Mount Everest.
Posted Apr 30, 2005 5:06 am

Carson PoeRoute Climbed: From Lobuche to Gorak Shep to Kala Pattar Date Climbed: May 2000  Sucess!
Reached top in light snow. Heard two distant avalanches on Nuptse or Everest.
Posted Mar 29, 2005 7:31 pm

Nyle WaltonRoute Climbed: Direct from Gorak Shep Date Climbed: April 1, 1982  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 1982

Nyle Walton

The day after I arrived at Gorak Shep, my trusted and faithful Sherpa and I ascended slopes to the west of the Khumbu Glacier and kept climbing until we got to the top of Kala Pataar where views of Mount Everest were obscured by clouds. But on our way down, the pyramid of Everest came into view and I took some shots that presently hang on the wall of my den.

This was the culmination of a three-week trek that began and ended at the air strip in Lukla. During the approach march to Gorak Shep, the 1953 British base camp, I met a party of young Aussies who condescended to ask me why an old man such as I would want to trek to the 17,500-foot Everest Base Camp. Later I learned than they never got higher than 14,000-foot Periche before succumbing to altitude sickness.

I spent two nights sleeping inside my one-man tent pitched inside the modest rock shelter at Gorak Shep (since then, so I read, a small hotel has been erected there). I ignored the credo to climb high and sleep low and subsequently paid for it. One the second morning there, I hiked further up the Khumbu Glacier and had to stop short of the Russian camp below the ice fall and sat on a rock amid the seracs on the Khumbu Glacier for three hours staring up at the ramparts of Nuptse. Finally my faithful Sherpa, who had slept a thousand feet lower down at Lobuche, appeared before me and led me meekly back down the glacier to the thicker air of Periche. Two days later I was back at Lukla, nervously awaiting a plane to fly me back to Kathmandu.

A peg-legged Sherpa woman had prepared my meals over a wood fire inside the low-lying shelter. Her left leg had been amputated after it was crushed in a childhood accident. For two nights I was her only houseguest in the rock hovel. Two years later I encountered her on a crowded street in Kathmandu where she had found employment as a nanny. We spent a day together seeing the sights of Kathmandu and I took her to dinner. The next day she saw me off at the airport. She was a delightful person.
Posted Feb 2, 2005 10:53 am

klwagarDate Climbed: October 25, 2004  Sucess!

klwagar

A steady stream of people up. Cold and windy but a beautiful day. Easy walk
Posted Jan 25, 2005 4:39 pm

PeterCorneliusSpaethRoute Climbed: Trek Date Climbed: Oct 9th, 2004  Sucess!

PeterCorneliusSpaeth

Perfect day, perfect views, well acllimatised. What more can you expect ?
Posted Oct 24, 2004 5:24 am

jwuiteRoute Climbed: Base Camp Trek Date Climbed: August 1994  Sucess!

jwuite

We sat here by ourselves for hours gaping at Everest, Goddess Mother of Earth.
Posted Oct 19, 2004 10:08 am

ecallahanRoute Climbed: Route to Everest Base Camp Date Climbed: April 2004  Sucess!

ecallahan

Killer views of Sagarmatha. The Himalayas are like nothing else on earth. Spent an hour at the top taking photos of the surrounding area. A must do.
Posted Oct 5, 2004 6:14 pm

Gail JRoute Climbed: Normal Trek Date Climbed: Oct. 26, 2000  Sucess!

Gail J

Summitted on my mother's birthday. She wonders if I was switched at birth, but I was concieved on the day Hillary summitted Everest.. My personal highest elevation, fortunate to have a beautiful day.
Posted Aug 20, 2004 5:25 pm

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