Mount Everest, Nepal.alas i can never go there .My own fault,30 years of smoking put paid to that.But i can still dream!!
Everest. Buddhists believe a goddess lives in the mountain and she decides who summits, who doesn't, who makes it down safely, and who doesn't. She doesn't take kindly to big egos or those who try to "conquer" her. Humble respect always.
'If We had sent down this Qur'an upon a mountain, you would have seen it humbled and coming apart from fear of Allah. And these examples We present to the people that perhaps they will give thought' Quran, 59:21.
This picture helps show the setup of the camps, and it helps knowing this while reading the book, so I can visualize them climbing camp to camp.
We biked from Lhasa Tibet to Kathmandu Nepal and along the way we stayed one night at the Rongbuk Monestary which is about 8km from the Tibetan side Everest base camp. Took this shot just as night was drawing near as the top of Everest was lit up by alpenglow.
Natural wonder of the world- Everest
The Seven Tallest Summits In The World
The Seven Summits, or the mountain ranges with the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, is a challenge to all those who consider themselves mountaineers.
Life Magazine, August 1, 1996 - Tragedy On Mt. Everest
Why do we Climb? “Because it’s there.” Here’s what Mallory really said, & it’s beautiful.
gettinglostintheworld: Love this (Source: beantz, via iamlareina)