Mount Everest

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(Right Click to download the October wallpaper here) I’m on the road for the next two weeks, so I’m posting October’s wallpaper while I still have a decent internet connection albeit a day earlier. Last year we had a great time our or Lhasa, Everest, Nepal Overland tour.  I’ve been holding back this background for…

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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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“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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