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Everest and the high Himalayas | by orclimber
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Everest and the high Himalayas

Mt. Everest, in the middle, Nuptse on the right and a Tibetan peak on the left. Taken from Kala Patar, Oct. 31,1999. It was always a lifetime dream of mine to see Everest. I had been a climber for 16 years and have always wanted to see the Himalayan Range and the highest mountain on Earth. I never had any wish to ever climb the mountain nor do I have $65,000 dollars and a couple months to take off. I just wanted to go up a nearby peak and take the views in while still be able to breathe. I was able to accomplish that goal in October of 1999. This picture was taken from the summit of Kala Patar: a trekking peak located across from Everest. I did have tears in my eyes from finally being in this place along with the awesome beauty of the majestic peaks. This is one of the 1000 places to see before you die

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Taken in January 2008