Photographer's Note

I recently spent a few weeks vacation in Nepal. This shot of Machhapuchhare, meaning "Fish Tail", was taken early in the morning from Pokhara. Fish Tail is one of the most majestic looking mountains in all of Nepal. The view from Pokhara is especially stunning because of the mountain's proximity to the town (25km) and the drastic difference in elevation (7000m compared to 800m!).

"Machapuchare has never been climbed to its summit. The first, and only known, attempt was in 1957 by a British team led by Jimmy Roberts. They climbed to within 50m of the summit via the North Ridge, but did not complete the ascent; they had promised not to set foot on the actual summit. Since then, the mountain has been declared sacred, and it is now forbidden to climbers." (excerpt from Wikipedia)

*view workshop to see another angle of the mountain and the second peak which gives it the name "Fish Tail".

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