On Saturday those of us weren’t feeling rubbish due to AMS rolled out of bed super early, performed our measures, had brekkie and began the slog up Kala Patthar. Although a rather nondescript lump of rock, Kala Patthar is 5.6 kilometres above sea level and provides the best “easy accessible” views of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks. It would be the highest point we would climb on our trip. Gorek Shep was ensconced in a thick blanket of cloud but we soon scrambled above it and were given the most spectacular vistas of the Khumbu…

As we huffed and puffed our way to the top, Pumori loomed large in front of us.
Behind us, the valley was smothered in fog. Ama Dablam can be seen just popping through.
Nuptse fills the frame.
Looking down to Everest base camp.
Everest. The clouds peeling off the summit were incredible. The mountain cast a fantastic “shadow” into the sky. 
Caught the moment the sun popped up on tape. Please excuse the colour mismatch with all these photos. This laptop doesn’t have the best screen so I’ll have to wait until I get back to grade these properly.
Lugged the tripod and camera all the way to the top. I’ve had a love-hate relationship with this gear during the trip. The weight has been a burden but I can’t say enough good things about the quality of the pictures that this camera takes. Also excuse the dust on the lens spoiling that flare.

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