Everest Trek, Nepal November 2000

It was tough going through the all the glacial debris of the Kumbu glacier.

It was tough going through the all the glacial debris of the Kumbu glacier.

After making it up to Kala Patar, we head toward the Cho-la pass.

After making it up to Kala Patar, we head toward the Cho-la pass.

This trail was a bit off the main trekking route. It provided us with a break from most of the larger tour groups.

This trail was a bit off the main trekking route. It provided us with a break from most of the larger tour groups.

The view from near the top of the Cho-la pass looking back from where we just come.

The view from near the top of the Cho-la pass looking back from where we just come.

As we approached the top of the Cho-la pass we started to see the glacier that covers the top of the pass.

As we approached the top of the Cho-la pass we started to see the glacier that covers the top of the pass.

Leo testing out his trekking poles on the glacier.

Leo testing out his trekking poles on the glacier.

Liyang carefully making her way across the glacier.

Liyang carefully making her way across the glacier.

The trail over the glacier was easy to follow. Every day during the trekking season a couple dozen people cross the pass.

The trail over the glacier was easy to follow. Every day during the trekking season a couple dozen people cross the pass.

Ray near the top of the pass, 17,800 feet (5426m). Note the high tech glacial footwear (Teva sandals).

Ray near the top of the pass, 17,800 feet (5426m). Note the high tech glacial footwear (Teva sandals).

Looking over in the Gokyo valley from the top of the Cho-la pass, 17,800 feet (5426m). We still had a long way to go before the nearest lodge. This was the longest day of the trek, about 10 hours of walking.

Looking over in the Gokyo valley from the top of the Cho-la pass, 17,800 feet (5426m). We still had a long way to go before the nearest lodge. This was the longest day of the trek, about 10 hours of walking.


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