Photographer's Note

One of the more chilling sights that I've seen, and not just because of the cold temperature. This shows the last big hill you climb on the way to Mount Everest Base Camp, with Ama Dablam in the background. The elevation here is about 5,000 meters. All of those little piles of stones that you can see are memorials to climbers and sherpas who have died on Everest. As you can see, there are many dozens of them, and this is only a small portion of the total. You can also see a couple of trekkers coming up the hill. To be surrounded by such incredible natural beauty, while at the same time be among so many reminders of tragedy is very strange, very mixed emotions.

I'm not that happy with the photo, thinking that if I knew then what I know now I would have taken a much better photo, but still I feel it's worthwhile.

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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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