Everest Base Camp, April 2010 (Part 2)

After a long day trekking up to Gorak Shep, I dumped my pack and pressed on another few hours to base camp.

The stock EBC shot.

Base camp is little more than a campsite on a very patch of ground… looks very insignificant with all the giants around it. To the right the Khumbu ice fall grinds down from Everest.

After a 4am wake up to fresh snow and a cold slog I reached the summit of Kala Patthar for an awesome morning view. Above, a group poses for a photo on the summit, with Everest in the background.

Even with the sun blazing it was deceptively cold.

Over the space of about 5 hours trekking along this trail towards Phortse I didn’t see another soul apart from an old couple coming the other way ushering their cow along the trail.

In the UK as business man drives a BMW and uses a hands free kit… not in the Khumbu.

Mt. Ama Dablam or “Mother’s Necklace” dominates the sky.


One response to “Everest Base Camp, April 2010 (Part 2)

  1. James they are fantastic, thanks for sharing!
    makes you feel very insignificant when you see such an awesome sight.
    Bex x

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