Photographer's Note

This is the village of Phortse (apparently one of two villages with this name in the Everest area). This shows how steep and rough the terrain is in the Himalaya, and how precarious man's existence there is. The village is perched on the side of a mountain, with sheer drops on all sides. The village is located at the confluence of 2 rivers - the one on the left goes up the Gokyo Valley, and the one in the center goes north to Everest. The mountain in the center is Ama Dablam.

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Additional Photos by Alvin Brown (Cormac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565)
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