Leaving Everest Base Camp. 5300 metres.


Rock and ice – the glacier is constantly on the move. The noise of crashing rocks and distant avalanches permeates the air. IMG_4576.jpg

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4 Responses to “Leaving Everest Base Camp. 5300 metres.”

  1. marktravelnotes

    It was quite a dramatic place to be. The sporadic sounds of crashing rocks and ice, the deep rumble of the avalanches from the mountains around Everest. There was no wind that day so I assume these sounds were more apparent.

  2. Joanne Sisco

    The commentary about the sounds you were hearing was an interesting addition to the photo. In contrast, the summit of Kilimanjaro is approximately the same altitude, but very quiet.

  3. marktravelnotes

    The sounds were a powerful part of the experience. The glacier is constantly moving and collapsing. Both the glaciers and avalanches are more frequent due to a warming environment.

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