Today some still remaining climbers and I started the final ascent of Mount Everest from it's North side. We hope for a late weather window starting the 26th of May and continuing for some days - low winds and relatively high temperatures are expected.
Go alone to the forest. Collect full basket of wood. Bring it home on your head. Smile. This is how nepali childhood looks like. Lihi village, Himalayas, Nepal. Сходить одному в лес. Собрать полную корзину дров. Принести ее на голове домой. Улыбнуться. Вот оно, непальское детство. Деревня Лихи, Гималаи, Непал.
Tag your friends 👬 Khumbu Valley,Nepal Picture and caption by : @nancyjhansen
A couple of days ago, @ralfdujmovits, Don, Michelle, Chip, and I were in the tiny village of Thame, Nepal (3,820m), with mighty Himalayan mountains all around. This man, Pemba, ploughs many of the village fields with his sobyoks (cow-yak mix). He had us in stitches because he was so funny. He let both Michelle and I operate the plough - it is much harder than it looks! Being here is like stepping back 100 years in time. We are three or four days walk from the nearest road. All the tools are handmade. They grow a lot of their own food (especially the delicious potatoes), and for the rest, they hike to the weekend market in Namche Bazar, a three hour walk each way. We are slowly acclimatizing and working our way towards our climb of Cholatse (6,440m). Tag or #himalayasarecalling to get your pictures featured
My handsome German man will leave advance base camp on the north side of Mt. Everest on May 24, without supplementary oxygen. The forecast is good for May 26, 27 and 28. @ralfdujmovits climbed all the 8,000m peaks without using extra oxygen, except for Mt. Everest. He climbed it in 1992, but used an oxygen bottle for the last few hundred metres because it was too windy to go without. He feels strong and psyched right now, and I know he can do it if the weather and conditions allow!
This photo was taken when Ralf and I were on the north side of Everest in 2015. The devastating earthquake hit just a few days later.
Summit is not a place where we stay for long, we get there, #enjoy the view and have fun, then we gotta come back, we gotta come down, there won't be more to #climb. We work very hard for this short stay at the top, so if you #fail now, don't worry next is you. #HappyBirthday MAGGIE
From: Kalapathar 5,610 m / 18,402 ft Mount Pumori 7,161 m / 23,490 ft in the background
The Modi Khola Valley on the way to Annapurna base camp in Himalaya. I really don't know what more to say, I wish I was back there. Stuff aren't that important when walking among these mighty mountains 😊