Everest Trek, Nepal November 2000

A single porter would often carry the bags of two or three tourist. They often carry more than their body weight.

A single porter would often carry the bags of two or three tourist. They often carry more than their body weight.

The three of us on a rest day.

The three of us on a rest day.

Ray investigating the view.

Ray investigating the view.

Dingpoche village below Mt. Lhotse 27,890 ft (8501m).

Dingpoche village below Mt. Lhotse 27,890 ft (8501m).

These high altitude villages were sparsely populated. Most of the villagers worked to support the trekkers.

These high altitude villages were sparsely populated. Most of the villagers worked to support the trekkers.

Heading up into the high altitudes above the tree line.

Heading up into the high altitudes above the tree line.

We often only walked a few hours a day. We were limited by the the altitude gain we made each day. We had to be careful to not climb too quickly. Many tourist in this area often have problems with altitude sickness from climbing to rapidly.

We often only walked a few hours a day. We were limited by the the altitude gain we made each day. We had to be careful to not climb too quickly. Many tourist in this area often have problems with altitude sickness from climbing to rapidly.

A lone mountain outhouse.

A lone mountain outhouse.

Liyang had gone ahead leaving the "boys" behind.

Liyang had gone ahead leaving the "boys" behind.

This area has many small stone memorials to the Sherpas and climbers that have died on Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks.

This area has many small stone memorials to the Sherpas and climbers that have died on Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks.


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