Kala Patthar, Stroll at the Top of the World

Looking out across the desolate wasteland from Gorak Shep; the last village before Mount Everest base camp, my heart sank. My rapidly shrinking companions were already beginning the ascent of Kala Patthar (5,545m). Needing to answer the call of nature, I’d been delayed leaving and didn’t relish the prospect of playing catch-up at this altitude. It was 5.30am, there was …

Nepal, A Portrait of Innocence

The high altitude tracks, trails, passes and teahouses of Nepal offer each traveller with a wealth of experiences. In a country and region which is well-known for it’s remoteness every step of the rocky trail provides encounters which are fascinating and exciting insights into the culture. Trekkers pass each other travelling in opposite directions to and from Everest Base Camp …

Postcards from Everest Base Camp; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

The last time I stood at the new Everest Base Camp was over a decade ago and the scene was very different. The majority of expeditions were still populated by climbers, commercial guiding was in its infancy and yet a small fabric city was still located on the glacial moraine. There always seemed to be plenty of activity, climbers carefully …