i thought that i was quite indifferent to seeing mt everest. its a big mother fucker mountain..so what?!
on my way back to nepal, the everest base camp on the tibetan side was just a short detour off the friendship highway, so i thought ‘why the hell not?!’
i am quite convinced now that everest is a magnificent feat of nature. i have a photo of me relaxing at the ‘hotel california’ – one of a series of tents set up at the base camp – holding a [naturally] chilled glass of lhasa beer, with the snow capped everest looming in the background.
during the 7am walk backdown from base camp to where the jeep was parked overnight i kept looking back, in awe of the sun rising over the peak.