Kala Pattar

Mount Everest at sunrise from Kala Pattar in Nepal

A Sunrise Meeting with Mount Everest


This is day 19 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek My alarm went off at 4:30am but I hadn’t really been sleeping anyway. Sleep is hard to come by at over 5000 metres (16500ft) in altitude and I had been in and out of… Read More

View of Mount Everest on the way up Kala Pattar, Nepal

Going face to face with Mount Everest


I awoke in the village of Lobuche, Nepal, on a freezing morning. Overnight the temperature had apparently dropped down to under -15 degrees Celcius. Although I had been snowed in two days before in Dingboche, the weather was now perfect. Clear blue skies let the morning sun shine down on the ice capped mountains towering… Read More