Photographer's Note

This peak would be the shortest distant between Heaven and Earth. Continuing with the scanned images, and following up on the last post, we hiked from Rongbuk Monastery to the base camp. (No, I was not climbing Mt. Every, just to visit the base camp, because I wanted to return home safely). The wind started picking up, which made it really difficult to walk, and with the thin air and strong wind, I could barely breath. The great thing about the wind was that it cleared up the clouds that covered most part of Mount Everest. It was in full view at this point. The sight of it was just breath taking. Literally, I couldnt breath. A true photographer I am, gasping for air, I still managed a few good shots of it.

At the beginning of our trip, our Tibetan guide warned us that we may not be able to see it. It is often time cover in clouds even on nice clear day. He said there were some tourist who waited for a week and never get to see it. I was just so thrill to have seen it in full view, and this lasted about 20 minutes or so before the clouds start moving in again.

Sagarmāthā in Nepali, Chomolungma or Qomolangma in Tibetan. or Zhumulangma in Chinese, known to most of us in the western world as Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured by the height above sea level of its summit, 8,848 metres (29,029 ft). The mountain, which is part of the Himalaya range in Asia, is located on the border between Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal, and Tibet, China.

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