Day 4 of trekking. From Deboche to Dongboche. Okay I’m getting confused with the names too! 😜 another grueling 6 hours hike including lunch break. Woke up with a surprise, it snowed the night before and the landscape in Rhododendron Forest became a winter wonderland. It’s not before long that temperature going down to negative at night. Met a few runners of the @everestmarathon going down the trails. They’re running from EBC to Namche Bazar for 42km. I’m not considering that at all. Tried a Yak selfie, but didn’t dare to get too close, ironically we spent the night at Yak Lodge! 😂😂 #nepal#everest#everestbasecamp#adventuresinthehimalayas#deboche#dingboche#subzero#winterwinderland
By the way, the peaks behind me is not Everest. It’s Ama Dablam.
The Khumbu Glacier is located in the Khumbu region of northeastern #Nepal between #MountEverest and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. With elevations of 4,900 m at its terminus to 7,600 m at its source, it is the #world 's #highestglacier .
OUT NOW!!! Die Anleitung zu meinem #tiratop gibt's ab sofort auf Ravelry (Link im Profil und das passende Wollpaket im #maschenfeinshop 💙💙💙
Gestrickt auf 2,5 & 3,0 mm Nadeln aus #nepal von @pascuali_filati_naturali ist es ein idealer Sommerbegleiter.
Danke an meine meeeegafleißigen Testerinnen, die die Nadeln haben glühen lassen, sodass die Anleitung früher als gehofft fertig geworden ist🤗
Und danke an Pascuali für das Bereitstellen des Garns!!! #eigenesdesign#aufdennadelnapril
So! Canberra Grammar School has wrapped up in Pokhara and are in Kathmandu as part of @reachfornepal_foundation community rebuild trip in Nepal. I normally don't brag but I'll do it anyway. Thank you Shiva and @rajuthapachhetri! I couldn't find the pictures sent to me with Lou. It's been an amazing journey for me from here in Australia. Ani thank you bhanja dai and Shesh dai. 😀
Thank you all.
Sounds, Mel and Emma - Look forward to seeing you in Canberra. Namaste
I’m back in Kathmandu, taking small tentative steps across the rubble whilst these young #urbannasty ’s are taking much more confident small steps to create change. @small.steps16 is Nepal’s BGirls and female hop-hop community. Three years yesterday since the earthquake hit Nepal, devastating the community, infrastructure, resources, livelihood and access to basic human rights for many people within this already impoverished country, these incredible young women are determined to empower themselves and other women, using the male-dominated form of b-boying (breakdancing) and re-framing it for themselves - creating a little change along the way. The status of women in Nepal is exceptionally low, and they are discriminated against in every aspect of society. Women’s literacy is at only 30% whilst men’s is at 66%, women’s daily work burden has INCREASED over the past 12 years, and girls in rural areas are considered as “paraya dhan”(others property). It is still not uncommon for women to be placed in tiny, dark “menstrual huts” for the duration of their menstruation so as not to contaminate the family home, and due to the conditions they are trapped it, it is not unusual for them to die. And yet here’s a snapping rhythm of hope. These incredible young women are breaking local stereotypes and using dance and movement practices to empower women across Nepal, showing the courageous strength of the women who hold up more than half this country, and whoo will hopefully play a vital role in a new and dynamic Nepal. Dancer: @pratixagrg
Поднялся на высоту 4400!
Все по плану!
Слегка начинает ощущаться высота!
Это отдышка. При резком старте кружится голова!
Идёшь медленно медленно, как хамелеон😁
Здесь нужно часто дышать и пить больше!
Все это мелочи, в сравнении с тем, какая награда ждёт впереди!
Каждые 5 минут здесь меняется вид!
Лучше гор бывают только горы!😍 #nepal#pangboche#summit#everest#mountains#lobuche#amadablam
We were supposed to do our one and only acclimatization rotation high up the mountain starting today. However there was forecast for heavy snow fall and so we decided to wait out a day at the base camp. Our hope is to start the rotation tomorrow. Since we had a free day on hand some of us decided to head to the ice towers near the base camp and do some skills review as well as some ice-climbing! Both - Everest and Lhotse teams have tons of 8000 meter experience between them and it was quite evident as most of the folks zipped through the practice session! Now looking forward to some actual climbing through the ice fall and the western cwm in next few days.
The climbing session earlier today reminded me of my visit to the climbing gym in Kathmandu with the Sunsar Maya(@sunsarmaya) kids few weeks ago. A young boy particularly stood out. Sulav is 13, lives with his uncle while his parents labor in a brick factory to make enough money just to keep him in school. Sulav said he thought climbing would be easy, but once he started, fear started to kick in. He kept going anyway, and fell in love with the sport. Sulav kept climbing over and over, running back to start again each time. His teachers told me that he's been talking about the climbing gym ever since, and that someday he wants to try to climb a mountain. This is what Sunsar Maya does, it exposes our kids to ideas and opportunities they wouldn't get otherwise. I very much know that someday Sulav will climb a mountain, and I hope to join him!
Signing off with some pictures from the training earlier today.
From my new series "Nepal in the eyes" (available in full on my website, link in bio)
During the three months I spent in Nepal, I fell in love with the country's breathtaking nature, but above all with its amazing people. Apart from being some of the most welcoming and generous folks I've met, I found the Nepali to be life-loving and honest people who never fail to look at you straight in the eyes.
The road home after a long day of exploring. All of the events and experiences in my life seem to be preparing me for what the future holds —excited to see what that is.