Mt Everest

Mt Everest and the Khumbu Icefall, as seen from the summit of Kala Pattar. The base camp is in the left bottom corner just above the black rock (you can see some colorful dots).

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EricChu

EricChu - Apr 26, 2010 5:43 am - Voted 10/10

Beautiful!

Congratulations on this well deserved photo of the day! A beautiful moment - and well captured! I'm always fascinated again and again by this view one gets from Kala Pattar!
Many greetings to you, icypeak,
Eric

icypeak

icypeak - Apr 26, 2010 7:33 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful!

Thanks so much Eric! I know, the view is unbelievable, it's like you're in a dream...massive gorgeous mountains in every direction.

Smoove910

Smoove910 - Apr 26, 2010 2:42 pm - Voted 10/10

Awesome!

I like the full view where you can see ABC at the bottom left. Very cool shot, thanks for sharing!

Cheers,
Kris

icypeak

icypeak - Apr 26, 2010 7:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome!

Hi Kris, the base camp in amazing, a city within itself. I spent 2 nights there...with the glacier crackling under my tent and loud avalanches all night through..just fantastic!!

Deltaoperator17

Deltaoperator17 - Apr 26, 2010 9:17 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Awesome!

"Uh, you forgot me Sylva! Great snap girlyfriend!

Headlamps Down!!!!!

icypeak

icypeak - Apr 27, 2010 7:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome!

Well hi there! The headlamps thing...your memory is too good for you own good! Hmm, not sure where Larry is but he should know that during this trip we mainly ate eggs, potatos and lentils for 3 weeks (the primary local diet)..that would have killed him.

lcarreau

lcarreau - May 5, 2010 10:31 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Awesome Headlamp!

Yes, yes, ...

I'm writing this from SE Asia. I'm very desparate for a processed hot dog right now.

For crying out loud! The only "cool breeze"
I've been feeling has been comin' off the
damn ocean! Shiver me timbers, mate !!!

In my next life, I will enjoy flying over a
glacier as a raven. Never under-estimate the
power of positive thinking ... : )

icypeak

icypeak - May 6, 2010 7:20 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome Headlamp!

Hey...enjoy your tirp Larry! You can load up on hot dogs when you get home.

lcarreau

lcarreau - May 17, 2010 2:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Awesome Headlamp!

Yeah, and with loads of mustard!

By the way, nice photograph!

andre hangaard

andre hangaard - May 2, 2010 4:23 am - Voted 10/10

Congrats

to the Photo Of The week :-D Beautiful picture. What's the name of the summit just below Everest to the left? Pumori must be more to the left and much higher right?
Cheers. André

Nelson

Nelson - May 2, 2010 11:08 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Congrats

Immediately to the left is Everest West Shoulder. Farther left in Tibet is Changtse (North Peak). Correct, Pumori is off the picture to the left. It is lower than Changste and the Shoulder, but is closer and more dramatic when viewed from Kala Pattar.

Yeah, great photo.

icypeak

icypeak - May 2, 2010 6:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Congrats

Thanks Andre..it's very hard to take a bad picture over there, ok, there was the one I stuck my big thumb in, but otherwise impossible! And Nelson, thank you very much for the information, I appreciate it ..your pics of the area are super, especially of the sherpa sister and brother.

Bombchaser

Bombchaser - May 2, 2010 11:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Cool

Really cool picture...lots going on.

icypeak

icypeak - May 3, 2010 6:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cool

Thanks so much! Well put, lots going on..and that was the case whichever direction you look in..a truly beautiful place. cheers!

highpeakskier

highpeakskier - May 6, 2010 10:56 pm - Hasn't voted

Very Nice!

Would love to see that view in person!
Very nice shot, thanks for sharing.

icypeak

icypeak - May 7, 2010 7:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Very Nice!

Thank you! Yes, a fantastic view it was, one I've waited to see for a long time. It's strange, I've read so many books on climbing Everest, but no one ever mentions what an effort it is just to get to basecamp...or what good luck it is to get there healthy. But, it was worth every blister! Hope you have a chance to see it one day.

ArankaP

ArankaP - May 20, 2010 5:54 pm - Voted 10/10

Your dream came through!

Congratulation! Can´t wait to talk to you when I get back from Europe. Nice photos.

icypeak

icypeak - May 20, 2010 7:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Your dream came through!

Thanks so much Aranka! Yes, it was truly beautiful, more than I ever imagined. Europe...lucky you!! I wish you a nice trip and we'll be in touch when you return.

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