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  Matt Brandon and myself are excited for our next workshop.  We announced Plateau Photo Tours annual Lhasa, Everest, Nepal Overland Tour and workshop a while back.  2012’s tour is rapidly filling up with only a few spots left! Last years tour was a ton of fun. We continue to call this trip a ‘bucket-list’ trip because, well,…

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It gives me great pleasure to announce Plateau Photo Tours annual Lhasa, Everest, Nepal Overland Tour and workshop.  Last years tour was a ton of fun. We continue to call this trip a ‘bucket-list’ trip because, well, you’re going to see some amazing things!  If you are interested in what all the tour entails, please visit our…

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Close to 360º pano of EBC. Click for larger view It’s hard to do Everest justice with a photo.  The mountain is just too big, too unreal, and much too temperamental to simply hand out good images.  My previous experiences with Everest only left me with memories of an annoying disappearing act – only seeing the summit ever…

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Who doesn’t like a good debate? Lhasa’s Sera Monastery is known for it’s debates.  Before I even attempt to describe it to you, try to mentally block out all the “debates” you’ve been to and fallen asleep at in the past, because these debates deviate wildly from what you would imagine a good ol’ fashioned run-of-the-mill…

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“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien I have absolutely no apologies for using one of Tolkien’s most overused and bastardized lines.  This quote couldn’t describe more accurately how I feel when I stepped foot into the alleyways of Lhasa.  The advice I often give to people visiting for the first time:…

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Very few things in the world compare to stepping off of an airplane onto the Tibetan plateau in Lhasa. Going from just above sea level to around 13,000 feet, coupled with landing in the famous Yarlung Valley surrounded by 20,000 foot peaks, literally takes ones breath away… mostly from lack of oxygen. Try to walk…

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We are 6 days into Matt and I’s photo workshop – halfway to Mount Everest.  Arguable the middle of nowhere (yet I’ve found internet).  Tomorrow we get our first glimpse of Everest and the day after that we get to visit the mountain itself before we drop off the plateau onto the subcontinent. I have…

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