Cairns of Gokyo, Nepal

These images are best viewed large – please click on them for a larger version. Cairns of Gokyo Cairns are plentiful throughout the Himalaya, but even more so in the area surrounding the village of Gokyo, where one finds them virtually everywhere. This one sits on the shore of the third Gokyo Lake, at an…

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Ridges of Red, Mustang, Nepal

This image is best viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. Ridges of Red A closeup of the fairytale cliffs of Drakmar, in the heart of the kingdom of Mustang, Nepal. This image is available as a print. f/4.0, 1/750, ISO 200, 200.00mm on Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8, Mk II body.

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Night Sentinel, Gokyo Ri, Nepal

This image is best viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. Night Sentinel A solitary cairn points at the moon as the daylight fades on Gokyo Ri. Rugged Pharilapche (6,017m) looms silently in the background. Gokyo Ri, Khumbu, Nepal. This image is available as a print. f/22.0, 25 seconds, ISO 800,…

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Everest’s Daughter, Pumori, Nepal

This image is best viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. Everest’s Daughter Ask a child to draw you a mountain and you’ll probably end up with something that looks like Pumori (7,161 m). Also known as “Everest’s Daughter” due to its proximity to the massive “Chomolungma”, Pumori is been geologically…

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Daily Photo – Supplies Surprise, Dhaulagiri, Nepal.

This image is best viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. Supplies Surprise It’s pretty amazing where they’ll take mules in the great little country of Nepal. Necessity makes people creative. Just after you’ve struggled up this snowy ridge, through adverse weather and approach a 5,000m+ pass, or just when you…

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Daily Photo – High Altitude Drama

This image looks much better when viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. High Altitude Drama Despite what the countless books on Himalayan mountaineering would make you believe, man need not be involved for “high altitude drama” to occur. Here, Nuptse (7861 m) puts on a grand act of its own…

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Daily Photo – Himalayan Skies

This image is best viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. Himalayan Skies You may recall me writing something a few posts ago about Ama Dablam being the mountain that looks amazing from all angles. Well, here is me trying to prove that. This is the stunning west face of Ama…

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Daily Photo – Matterhorn of the Himalaya

This image is best viewed large – please click on it. Matterhorn of the Himalayas Another image of spectacular Ama Dablam, often referred to as the “Matterhorn of the Himalayas” due to its resemblance to the famous peak that straddles the Swiss/Italy border. This “Nepalese” version of the Matterhorn is in fact over 2,000m higher…

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