Almost Famous

This image is best viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. This is the beautiful, heavily-glaciated south face of Gyachung Kang, in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Gyachung Kang has the distinction of being the highest peak in the works that is not an 8,000er, making it an obscure mountain despite…

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Gateway to Everest

This image is best viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. Hard to believe, but the easiest way up the tallest peak in the world starts with a climb through this treacherous icefall. The icefall moves downhill at about one metre per day, which means its seracs and crevasses are constantly…

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Stars Over Nuptse

At 7,864m above sea level, Nuptse is one monster of a mountain. Yet it does not stand out from most angles due to its proximity to higher neighbours Everest and Lhotse. Viewed from the west however, ┬áNuptse steals the show with its pointing peak and imposing icefalls. Long after the sun has disappeared in the…

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Dusk in the Valley

Daylight fades in the valley of the Dudh Kosi as the river carves its way to the lowlands of the Terai. ┬áI sent that evening shooting towards Everest and Ama Dablam in the opposite direction. As I was about the return to Namche for the night, I liked the way ridges cut each other off…

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Rock Art, Pumori, Nepal

This image is best viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. Two forms of rock art meet in the high reaches of the Khumbu region – a man-made cairn and nature’s own masterpiece, Pumori in the background. This image is available as a print. f/4.0, 1/500, ISO 160, 190.0mm on Canon…

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