Everest Base Camp, April 2010 (Part 1)

After a few weeks of procrastination I’ve got round to sorting a selection of photos from by trek to EBC earlier this year.

Street kids in Kathmandu watching the world (and the cows) go by

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. There’s not many commercial flights nowadays where you sit right behind the pilot with nothing stopping you from going into the cockpit…

Once the plane lands at Lukla there’s a quick turn around and it’s loaded up within 15 minutes and off again.

Passing out of Lukla towards Phakding I passed lots of loads ready to be carried towards base camp by porters…some weighing in excess of 40kg each.

Track repair…sherpa style.

Being on your own you don’t tend to get many photos of yourself. This was taken by an old Italian fella on the last bridge before the bast**d climb up to Namche Bazaar

A porter spins the prayer wheels at the Stupa on his way into Namche Bazaar

A view from above Namche Bazaar. The inscribed stone is a Mani stone inscribed with the mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum” which is a form of prayer in Tibetan Buddhism

A lone Yak grazes on the grass outside Tengboche Monastery

A doctor at the Himalayan Rescue Association aid post in Pheriche demonstrates the use of a Gamow bag to simulate a descents of as much as 7,000 feet, thus relieving Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms.

Looking down toward Pheriche (bottom left of picture). More pictures to follow very soon.


3 responses to “Everest Base Camp, April 2010 (Part 1)

  1. amazing photo set james, looks like you’ve had a great time travelling

  2. They are fab James, what a brill experience, very life changing. Good on ya!!

  3. Great pics looks fabulous well done just makes me want to go now, now were is my oxygen cylinder!

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