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Mount Everest from BaseCamp, Tibet 19th May 2009

12 Responses to “Mount Everest from BaseCamp, Tibet”

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    Jean - OurExplorer Tour Guide:

    Congratulations on the new book. Everest, dream of many mountain climbers.

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    US Pictures:

    This picture of Mt Everest is really breathtaking!
    I have heard that an Everest expedition is very expensive.
    You need to pay for health and care service and food but the better part is that will lose about 2,000 calories when climbing Mt. Everest.

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    wonderfull image. Congratulations for the book. Greets, Sebastian

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    Abhijit Dharmadhikari:

    Congrats for the book. I would like to buy it in India.

    This is a lovely north-face image. Loved the polarized sky color. Did you use a polarizer filter?

    admin Reply:

    @Abhijit Dharmadhikari, Thanks! No i used no filters, it is processed in photoshop & LightRoom. You can get the book in many online stores.

  5. 5

    Your book looks very good! I will get it from my book shop in town.

    Mount Everest The British Story

  6. 6

    how do u manage to get such great clicks…do u hike them to shoot or fly to an upclose location?

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    Nathalie Trouveroy:

    What a great site! We\'ve trekked a lot in the same places (though not in South America), so I felt happily at home going through your pictures. We\'ve just moved to Moscow, it was a lovely surprise to discover how much colour you managed to find here, too… Shall keep track of your moves!

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    One of the most beautiful Everest photos I\'ve seen. I\'ve visited Everest BC from the nepal side and it was impressive but this view is even better.
    Is it Changtse in the front ?

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    Piet Osefius:

    This is a beautiful composition, the light and contrast is great!

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    Phil Hawley:

    Fantastic image, the detail and composition are both amazing.

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    Jacob S. Jensen:

    Amazing shot! The light is perfect on this one. Really nice composition as well :-)

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Mount Everest from BaseCamp, Tibet

The story behind "Mount Everest from BaseCamp, Tibet"

It is Everest season and here is one of my favorite images of “Chomolungma”, the mother Goddess of the Earth.

This post is to celebrate 2 things:
– that some of my friends will be very close to the summit at this moment (good luck and be safe!)
– That my new Pocket Guidebook, “Everest, Summit of the World” has been published and is available through and other places right now!
Read more about the guidebook here on or see the info below!

“This book is packed with practical help and mountain wisdom, and is essential reading for anybody contemplating an attempt on Everest.”

(Lincoln Hall, Everest summiteer and survivor, and author of “Dead Lucky”)

Everest: Summit of the World, by Harry Kikstra

  • 1 March 2009
  • UK price £9.99
  • 96pp+2pp map flap
  • 117×145 mm;
  • weight 112g/4oz
  • ISBN: 978-1-898481-54-6

Of course you can buy it at (click here).

Everest, Summit of Asia & the World,

by Harry Kikstra (

At 8848 m (29,028 ft) Mount Everest is the world’s highest peak. Even the trek to Base Camp is arduous. Climbers aiming for the summit must survive the extreme conditions of the ‘Death Zone’ and perform great feats of endurance.

The author describes how to prepare for and climb the popular ascent routes up Everest from both Nepal and Tibet, including

  • advice on planning and organization
  • how to prevent and manage altitude sickness
  • practical advice on the use of oxygen and yaks
  • how to choose your Everest route and expedition team
  • detailed description of the Tibet (North-east Ridge) and Nepal (South Col) routes
  • mapping, diagrams and over 50 colour photographs

It is the same size as the Aconcagua & Denali pocket guides and fits in most pockets, being only 115grams/4oz and 14.5 x 11.5 x 0.8cm in size (5.7 x 4.5 x 0.3 inch).

It can handle the snow, wind and cold you will meet on Everest without weakening the pages.

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