Everest Region, Nepal - November 5th
We woke early that morning and climbed to a high view point, again to see the mountains at sunrise. This time it was Everest. Wherever I went in Nepal, every time I looked up there was another magnificent beautiful snow capped peak. There are so many. They make everything else appear so small. They loom over every village I’ve been to, like Gods.
Everest was first conquered by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953 with his Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay, they are both honored and memorialized at the view point. I cannot imagine how difficult it must have been. It still is extremely difficult now, and thats with North Face, warm clothing, and sleeping bags that stand up to below zero temperatures. So many have died since trying to reach the peak. Following his ascent of Everest he devoted much of his life to helping the Sherpa people of Nepal. Through his efforts many schools and hospitals were built in this remote region of the Himalayas. He is a revered man in Nepal.