Everest from Rongbuk after snow

Everest, North side.

About 8km from Basecamp and more than 25 from the summit of the world, the Chinese have built a hideous hotel. Next to the Rongbuk Monastery the red building stand out from the colourless surroundings as a sore on a clear skin.
They serve great noodles though and from the balcony the view is one of the best in the world as you can see above.

After a recent snowstorm the clouds parted and while the sun was already setting the Mother Goddess of the Earth revealed herself. Maybe just a damn high pile of rocks for others, a wonderful and spiritual place for me.

(copyrighted) As previously posted on ExposedPlanet


Post a Comment
Viewing: 1-2 of 2

Velebit - Feb 21, 2007 9:36 pm - Voted 10/10

Don't know...

...for whom this is just a pile of rock but I guess there are even such folks out there :-) But surely for us here this is sacred place and view! Fantastic photo, thanks for sharing!


7summits - Feb 21, 2007 10:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Don't know...

hear, hear :-)
Thanks Velebit, well appreciated!

Viewing: 1-2 of 2