|Posted on Apr 04, 2008 10:29:44 AM | Amiko Nevills | |||
We traveled above treeline for the first time today, and likely won't see the juniper or rhododendrons of the Khumbu again for several weeks. We've stepped into the alpine Himalaya, where you can see Stupas (Buddist shrines) and prayer flags for miles around. We're encamped at the base of Ama Dablam, one of the most beautiful mountains in the world: a perfect pyramidal peak with fearsome hanging glaciers and challenging ridgelines to the summit. Everest and Lhoste (the 4th highest mountain in the world) were in plain sight this morning as we left Tengboche, but both are now obscured with high clouds and what's likely to be a light afternoon snow storm. Adam and I have acclimatized really well thus far, and are looking forward to a challenging hike above the village tomorrow as we continue to prep for the altitude ahead.
Best regards to all,
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