Saturday, September 19, 2009

STL DPB On The Road: Mt. Everest

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McKinley - a big pile of rubble. Fujiyama - elegant but actually rather small. Mont Blanc - it has some elan but fails to reach the sky. This is Number One, Mt. Everest, shot from base camp on the Chinese side, about 5,200 meters or 17,200 feet above sea level.

So, live from Kathmandu, it's Saturday night. Just back in town with uncensored Internet after eleven enchanting, exhausting, bittersweet days in Tibet. It's bedtime here and we're worn out. More as time permits.

4 comments:

U "R" Us said...

You made it to base camp! So proud/jealous! How was the hike up from the monestary?

Really glorious. So awesome in stark, sharp B&W.

Merry@St. Louis said...

Hey, welcome back! Wonderful photo, and from the side not often seen. What a journey!

Virginia said...

You know how I feel about this one. I hear National Geographic calling!

Bibi said...

Ansel Adams would have been proud of you!