Best of Everest - Spring 2009
Jun 3, 2009Public
Photo: The domestic terminal at Kathmandu airport.  Member duffels are piled up ready to go.
Photo: The airport at Lukla - 900ft at 12 degree slope with a 2,000 ft drop-off on the end.
Photo: The knock-off Starbucks in Lukla. At least it had free wi-fi.  Also notice the “Irish pub” with the prayer wheel.
Photo: Porter carrying a load of 1“x4”s takes a break.  Notice his load carrying headstrap.
Photo: Yes, porters carry ridiculous loads.
Photo: Another ridiculous load.
Photo: A young Sherpa with his toy, a scythe!
Photo: The view looking down on Namche Bazar.  We camped 100m above town.
Photo: David and Vik await the oncoming traffic rush in 'downtown' Namche.
Photo: Roger points out the route he climbed on Ama Dablam to Vik
Photo: Ama Dablam
Photo: The view on the trek in just past Namche.  Ama Dablam on the right, and Lhotse and Everest in the center.
Photo: Everest (left center) and Lhotse (right) under high winds.
Photo: Mani stones on the trek in to base camp.
Photo: The bridges could use some work....
Photo: Yikes!
Photo: Thankfully most places have new bridges like this or long cable suspension bridges.
Photo: Richard spins the prayer wheels at the Tengboche monastery.
Photo: Vik being blessed by Llama Geshi in Pangboche.
Photo: Llama Geshi writing my blessing card to carry to the summit.
Photo: The town of Pheriche.
Photo: Looking back down on Pheriche.