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Resham firiri is a very popular folk song of Nepal. Everyone whether young or elderly village people or city, traditional old or fashioned or modern , you will hear in this song in almost , every occasion when Nepalese have to share happiness sing and dance# Dingboche#kangshungface#kumbu#kumbuicefall#nepal#lhotse#sagarmatha#traditional#local#sherpastherealhero#mounteverest#namche#lukla#namchebazar#nuptse

Everest Lhotse and the Kangshung Face - Read about a remarkable Sherpa in ‘A Sherpa’s Story’. https://notesfromanomad.com/2016/06/02/30-a-sherpas-story-sept-10-2015-vancouver-b-c-canada/ #nepal #himalaya #everest #mountain #mountains #hike #hiking #mountainguide #climber #trek #trekking #sirdar #friend #sherpas #nepalese #brave #everest #lhotse #kangshungface

#Harken #History: Mt. Everest Expedition – Harken Blocks Go Along. Turn the clock back to 1983 and learn about Harken’s role in the first ascent of Mt. Everest’s East Face, also known as the Kangshung Face. The below story is from the archives of our Bearings newsletter:
"The east face of Everest has never been climbed. In 1921, George Mallory took a look at the sheer 12,000 foot wall swooping vertically from the Kangshung glacier to the summit and turned back. The Eastern approach wasn’t attempted again until 1981 when an American team reached a height of 22,500 feet before winter closed in and forced them to retreat. This summer, 12 Americans, including seven from the ’81 expedition will again attempt to reach the top of the world from the east and bring back mountaineering’s most sought after trophy.

Harken blocks are going along!!! The blocks will be used in a winching system that will ferry supplies and equipment from one of the high snow camps across a crevasse 1500 feet wide to a ledge 1200 feet up. Lines will be fired into place by a rocket gun. Anchoring the line at each end will be 2 tripods equipped with Harken turning blocks. The high line will be 3000 feet long and continuous; the hauling line 5500 feet long and continuous as well. Loads, (approximately 50 lbs. each), will be suspended in a nylon bag from a custom Harken trolley blocks. The loads (about 100 of them) will move upwards at the rate of 8 feet per second.

The East Face Expedition plans to reach Everest’s summit (29,028 feet) on October 6th, 1983. A second team plans to reach the summit on October 8th.”
In case you are wondering, the team successfully reached the summit as planned!

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#sailing #throwbackthursday #everest #climbing #mountaineering #kangshungface #innovation #throwback #pioneer #summit #firstascent

"#NorthsideSummitPush: Day 1, part 2.

Camp 1 sits at 7,000 meters on the #NorthCol. From camp, almost the entire route to the #summit is visible. It ascends the 2,500' snow ramp and rock ridge to Camp 2. From Camp 2 it contours climber's right to Camp 3, then gains the #NortheastRidge, the skyline pictured here. The rugged and steeply stepped ridge separates the #KangshungFace from the North face, with thousands of feet of relief on either side.

At the North Col we begin using supplemental oxygen. We rest and sleep on a low flow rate, then crank it up to climb. The relatively low elevation of camp combined with wide, flat tent platforms and oxygen makes this the most comfortable camp on the route.
Plus, the views are a 360 degree panorama of the North face, #Changtse, #EverestABC, the East Rongbuck glacier and Lhakpa Ri 🌄! alpenglowexpeditions #AdventureDoneRight #Everest #Everest2017 #Everestnofilter #Northside"

#NuncaMásHuevásAMedias!! Aniversario de momento inolvidable. #Respect a todos los que desde entonces intentaron o conquistaron #Everest Y a #VictorHugoTrujillo que sigue para siempre en la montaña.
#1992 #ClaudioLucero #ElCaminoEsLaMeta #Everest #KangshungFace #May15 #summit

4 day blizzard. Trek to the Kangshung Face of Everest, Tibet. This yak driver waits out the storm in a primitive A frame tent. Our ice-encrusted yaks were nearby, tethered to stakes in the ground as walls of snow piled up around them. Stranded at this 14,000 foot camp in a saddle between two high passes, we made a call on a smuggled sat-phone to the “home office” in the U.S., who in turn called their partners in Lhasa, who in turn called some rep in the nearest town of any size to our trailhead. The rep drove to this village and hired about 60 people to push through waist-deep snow for the 12 miles to our camp, and we then retreated to lower ground. #bivouac #kangshung #kangshungface #chomolungma #trekkingintibet #fujica690 #traveldeeper #natgeoyourshot #afar #afarmedia #passionpassport #burnmagazine

#NorthsideSummitPush: Summit day.

It's a strange feeling. The point you've been waiting weeks for is finally upon you. It's cold, and dark and the alarm is both welcome and the most terrible sound. Three hours of sleep isn't enough, but right now it's time to do what you came here to do: #climb.

#Summit day on Everest makes all the suffering worth it. After a couple packets of oatmeal and a cup of coffee, we make the move, unzipping the nylon barrier between us and the cold. Once we're out, it's go time. Bathroom first. If it happens, awesome. If not, pop two Imodium and call it good.

Harness on, ascender on, crampons on, oxygen on, pack on. The climb has started.
We move fast. We're breathing 4L a minute and there isn't time or desire for anything other than moving. The terrain is a steep mix of snow and rock until we pop onto the #NortheastRidge. This part of the route is magic.
We go from climbing an enormous face to standing on a knife edge between the North and the East faces. With thousands of feet of relief on either side, we walk the line separating two expansive Himalayan valleys. From this vantage we can see headlamps from climbers coming up from #Nepal, the #KangshungFace separating us and them.

The terrain is massively exposed, mitigated by good cramponing and fixed lines. It's exciting and engaging the entire way from camp to the top.
Pictured is Dorji Sonam Sherpa above about 11,000' of slope. We're over 28,000' here, and the summit is just a rock step and a few rock slabs and snow patches away.

@alpenglowexpeditions #AdventureDoneRight #Everest #Everest2017 #EverestNoFilter #MountEverest #Northside #Tibet #DarnTough @julbousa #strapinventureout

"On top of the world! Great summit day- warm and calm for the duration of our climb above high camp. The night started calm and clear. ⠀
As we crested the #NortheastRidge we could see across the #KangshungFace to headlamps from climbers ascending from the #SouthCol- one of the most amazing sights I've seen. ⠀
Clouds built and snow started, but we picked our window to avoid the bitter winds of the jet stream, so we were pleased by the weather (until our descent below C3 😑) We made it all the way back to #EverestABC after the #summit- an 8,000' descent!" @zebblais
#strapinventureout 📷 @zebblais

@zebblais: "#NorthsideSummitPush: Day 1, part 2.

Camp 1 sits at 7,000 meters on the #NorthCol. From camp, almost the entire route to the #summit is visible. It ascends the 2,500' snow ramp and rock ridge to Camp 2. From Camp 2 it contours climber's right to Camp 3, then gains the #NortheastRidge, the skyline pictured here. The rugged and steeply stepped ridge separates the #KangshungFace from the North face, with thousands of feet of relief on either side.

At the North Col we begin using supplemental oxygen. We rest and sleep on a low flow rate, then crank it up to climb. The relatively low elevation of camp combined with wide, flat tent platforms and oxygen makes this the most comfortable camp on the route.
Plus, the views are a 360 degree panorama of the North face, #Changtse, #EverestABC, the East Rongbuck glacier and Lhakpa Ri 🌄! @alpenglowexpeditions #AdventureDoneRight #Everest #Everest2017 #Everestnofilter #Northside"
#mounteverestofficial

#NorthsideSummitPush: Day 1, part 2.

Camp 1 sits at 7,000 meters on the #NorthCol. From camp, almost the entire route to the #summit is visible. It ascends the 2,500' snow ramp and rock ridge to Camp 2. From Camp 2 it contours climber's right to Camp 3, then gains the #NortheastRidge, the skyline pictured here. The rugged and steeply stepped ridge separates the #KangshungFace from the North face, with thousands of feet of relief on either side.

At the North Col we begin using supplemental oxygen. We rest and sleep on a low flow rate, then crank it up to climb. The relatively low elevation of camp combined with wide, flat tent platforms and oxygen makes this the most comfortable camp on the route.
Plus, the views are a 360 degree panorama of the North face, #Changtse, #EverestABC, the East Rongbuck glacier and Lhakpa Ri 🌄! @alpenglowexpeditions #AdventureDoneRight #Everest #Everest2017 #Everestnofilter #Northside

Congratulations! @zebblais: "On top of the world! Great summit day- warm and calm for the duration of our climb above high camp. The night started calm and clear.
As we crested the #NortheastRidge we could see across the #KangshungFace to headlamps from climbers ascending from the #SouthCol- one of the most amazing sights I've seen.
Clouds built and snow started, but we picked our window to avoid the bitter winds of the jet stream, so we were pleased by the weather (until our descent below C3 😑) We made it all the way back to #EverestABC after the #summit- an 8,000' descent! @adrianballinger made the top without Os and then returned to ABC too- huge shout out for that monumental feat! So psyched everyone made it up and down safely.
HUGE thanks to our incredible #Sherpa team: Panuru (sirdar), @dorjisherpa, Phurba, Nawong, @namgye, Pasang Ringi and Mingma. There is no way could do it without you!

@alpenglowexpeditions #AdventureDoneRight #Everest #Everest2017 #MountEverest
#DarnTough #JulboUSA #strapinventureout #terramartribe"
#mounteverestofficial

On top of the world! Great summit day- warm and calm for the duration of our climb above high camp. The night started calm and clear.
As we crested the #NortheastRidge we could see across the #KangshungFace to headlamps from climbers ascending from the #SouthCol- one of the most amazing sights I've seen.
Clouds built and snow started, but we picked our window to avoid the bitter winds of the jet stream, so we were pleased by the weather (until our descent below C3 😑) We made it all the way back to #EverestABC after the #summit- an 8,000' descent! @adrianballinger made the top without Os and then returned to ABC too- huge shout out for that monumental feat! So psyched everyone made it up and down safely.
HUGE thanks to our incredible #Sherpa team: Panuru (sirdar), @dorjisherpa, Phurba, Nawong, @namgye, Pasang Ringi and Mingma. There is no way could do it without you!

@alpenglowexpeditions #AdventureDoneRight #Everest #Everest2017 #MountEverest
#DarnTough #JulboUSA #strapinventureout #terramartribe

Stunning chat with @cathyodowd the 1st woman in the world to climb #MountEverest from both the North & the South sides. Amazing interview with the #Mountaineer in which she told me she saw #MrGreenBoots up in the #Mountains & spoke of her book #JustForTheLoveOfIt amongst other things. The kinda chat that u don't recover from easily ( & I mean that in a life touching way! ) !

Tonight I'm giving a talk at Keswick School for Keswick Lecture Society about working with Michael Wood. Sneaking a few pics of the Kangshung Face of Everest in at the start as that's where I went immediately before starting that job. Here's a view into the Kama Valley from the descent from the Langma La, with the Kangdoshung glacier tumbling into the valley from Chomolonzo ahead.

Nikon F5, 17-35mm, Fuji Velvia. September 2003.

#Tibet #Everest #KangshungFace #KamaValley #Kharta #LangmaLa #Kangdoshung #Himalaya #mountains #panorama #vista #glacier #NikonF5 #VujiFilm #Velvia #FilmPhotography

Autumn in the Kharta Valley, Tibet, taken en route to Pethang Ringmo and the Kangshung Face of Everest. Chomolonzo is the fantastic peak towering over the valley here.

Nikon F5, 17-35mm, Fuji Velvia

#Himalaya #Tibet #Chomolonzo #KangshungFace #KhartaValley #LangmaLa #EastOfEverest #autumn #filmphotography #NikonF5 #Nikon #FujiFilm #Velvia

“For the stone from the top for geologists, the knowledge of the limits of endurance for the doctors, but above all for the spirit of adventure to keep alive the soul of man.” ― George Mallory

The Kangshung face of Everest greets the rising sun with a dazzling display of reflected glory. From Pethang Ringmo. Nikon F5, 180mm, Fuji Velvia

#Himalaya #Everest #KangshungFace #EastFace #Tibet #sunrise #glory #morninglight #FujiFilm #Velvia #NikonF5

EVEREST (East Face / Kangshung Face)

The Kangshung Face is the East Face of Mount Everest, one of the Tibetan sides of the mountain. It is 3,350 metres (11,000 ft) from its base on the Kangshung Glacier to the summit.

Most of the upper part of the face is composed of hanging glaciers, while the lower part consists of steep rock buttresses with couloirs between them. It is considered to be a dangerous route of ascent, compared to the standard North Col and South Col routes, and it is the most remote face of the mountain, with a longer approach.

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EVEREST (East Face / Kangshung Face)

The Kangshung Face is the East Face of Mount Everest, one of the Tibetan sides of the mountain. It is 3,350 metres (11,000 ft) from its base on the Kangshung Glacier to the summit.

It is a broad face, topped on the right (when seen from below) by the upper Northeast Ridge, and on the left by the Southeast Ridge and the South Col.

On May 12, 1988 Stephen Venables climbed a new route on the Everest Kangshung Face, up the South Buttress to reach the South Col, and then to the summit.

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