Everest track (Part 3)
Above the highest point of the world offers endless macrocosm, exactly as offers endless inner microcosm of seeing vast expanses of the earth! When words are not left, she comes - mountain nirvana!
Feel the breath of the cosmos and the heart begins to beat in time with the universe!
"Once there was, I hurt yourself, able to reach, is seen - did not live in vain and something to stand in this life!" - it is the first thing that comes to mind with tears of happiness ...
... was the 10th night photo expedition in the Everest region, when we, exhausted and exhausted manifestations of altitude sickness, putting on all the available warm clothes, at 3 o'clock yet, "popping out" of the guesthouse.
Plunged into the atmosphere of endless starry ocean of my overactive imagination escaped still out of control! Above his head once enacted surreal - as if we were out of the space station and go to learn the mysterious unknown ...
Heavy breaths, spacesuit-clothes, flashlights in the forehead, the perfect silence, icy cosmic wind - we were the first people on the moon!
Cheese head of the full moon and then rolls out of the swirling clouds.
And we went higher and higher, breathe deeper and deeper, the tale became more real and real ...
Once a lama told me that the most powerful force, which has a man - is the power of controlled imagination. Everything is possible - if you can imagine it!
That's how I imagined and stumping up, step by step closer to the coveted top, feeling deeper and deeper breathing universe ... the breath of eternity ...
Looking at the vast deposits of myriads of shining worlds, drifting in the vast ocean of universal, open a new understanding of themselves, the world and their place in it ... you feel a receptacle, a vessel for all these worlds and universes! This sensation is comparable to the great Universal explosion! This understanding fills up to the limits of all limits and expands you so much that it literally explodes outlook and continues to expand into infinity, like expanding ever growing, ever-evolving universe ...
The going was not easy, from a group of 14 people went on the climb 5 and reached 3.
It was not easy also to open their minds and accommodate it all ... to understand the things that we knew then ... become who we are now, and do not shout about it, do not talk about it all eager to enlightenment, not break evolutionary harmony and natural process ... just have to live on, no nothing to learn and to go on its own way ... by heart ...
After 3 hours we reached the top. And then began the dawn ...
It seemed like Roerich revived, tempera spilling across the valley
From pink candy
indigo to turquoise
Himalayan Dawn - has no equal anywhere else!
In the photo above - the rear side of the top of Ama Dablam
Single trackers step by step, continue their languid move to the top of Kala Pattar. The valley is filled with clouds, and the sky is bathed in azure
Soon the mountain began to "smoke" to alert the approaching fireball.
In the photo above - Lhotse (8516 m). From the top of Kala Pattar mountain like a menacing shark's fin, proudly raised above the sea ice
Jag rocks and then gnaw the finest silk morning clouds
And finally it! The first ray ...
And after him, and the rest! Such a joyful welcome and warm sun!
3 hours we had pretty podmorznut, and as soon as the sun appeared - Fold camera gun and began to thaw
In the photo above - the top of Kata Pattar.
Peak Kala Pattar (5643) is a protrusion seventhousanders pumori ( "daughter" Everest) and which rises above the icy snow, resembling a rhinoceros horn.
Kala Pattar and Nepali and Hindi means "black stone". From its summit offers the most stunning views of Everest and the Khumbu valley glacier. And also one of the most beautiful species on the planet Earth!
It was still an hour until finally the whole valley was lit by sunlight. Most trackers have gone downhill and we were watching what happens next.
From the bottom left corner to the right out of the Khumbu glacier, which comes down from Mount Everest and gives name to the whole region.
Right in his crash glaciers Shangri Shangri Nup and Shar
They are more visible in this photo, together with small turquoise lakes at the foot of Pumori
Immediately and OH - Everest! It stands proudly above the rest of the planet ...
Everest - he Qomolangma (Tibetan Divine Mother.), Also known as Sagarmatha (Nep Mother of the Gods.).
Until the 19th century there were over Everest name "Peak XV".
Curious fact that his English name "Peak of the XV" was named after Sir George Everest (George Everest), head of the Geodetic Survey of British India in 1830-1843, respectively. This title is proposed in 1856 by George Everest's successor Andrew Waugh, simultaneously with the publication of the results of the employee Radhanath Sikdar, who first measured the height of the "Pick the XV" in 1852 and showed that he is the highest in the region and probably in the whole world
Several times top "remeasure", resulting in the Everest "up" to 8850 meters, the "lowered" to 8844 m above sea level. The official height of the present day is 8848 m Everest -. The highest eight-world. Clearly on the top of Mount Everest is the border of Nepal and China. The first climbers successfully reached the top of May 29, 1953 became the Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and New Zealander Edmund Hillary. Climbing they have made through the South Col, the path explored the eve of the Swiss. Climbers used oxygen devices, and the expedition was attended by more than 30 Sherpa
In addition to the Everest, in the photo from left to right tops: Lingtren (6713 m), Khumbutse (6639), "saddle" Pass Lho La (6026 m), which leads directly to Tibet, he Everest (8848 m), Nuptse ( 7855 m) and Lhotse (8516 m)
We value you look closely, between the glacial lakes at the foot of Pumori, camping
This is the team camp climbers Peak Freaks, which are just ready for the ascent
Although it seems that glaciers primorzli tightly to the mountains, they are constantly in motion.
Each year, the Khumbu Glacier "slides" by 3 meters down the moraine to the valley.
Morena - deep furrow being done in the earth's surface and its path Glacier
Here is the glacial mass, composed of ice and rock several kilometers below
Soon we began to descend, so that at 10.30 am returned to Base Camp
And here Gorakshep (Base Camp) - accumulation of guesthouses in the heart of the Himalayas
In one of them we were waiting for those who have not survived the battle with altitude sickness and fatigue. 11 people desoldering milk tea in the dining room and waited for better times. They reached their vertical limits and too big fellows, once able to walk!
Everest Trek is really not an easy adventure, in which a person goes through a real cleansing, as a physical body and spiritual. Mountains in their own particular show and temper of people. If you used to feel sorry for themselves in their daily lives, in the mountains it will not be easy. If used, in spite of all the hardships, go ahead - get a lot of bonuses and revelations!
Collecting backpacks and the rest of the group, we rushed for the night in Jonglei, from which the planned assault on the pass to the subsequent night.
Throwing a last glance at the Kala Pattar and ice giants, we rounded a hill and rushed forward
Forward-forward, along the glacier and clouds
Across rivers and lakes
along the edge of the clouds!
And here is our wonderful guides and sherpas who helped us in the difficult path.
If you notice on the left - my green backpack. After the temperature laid down noses and altitude sickness in all its manifestations, that I experienced, I finally was exhausted and had to last 2 hours of a way to go without a backpack. Which I willingly helped carry our guide Rindge - the guy on the right.
The main part of our things carried specially hired for this people - porters, who are able to raise unimaginable loads. In the photo below, load the backpacks, they run the very first. They were already to be a group with a backpack lighter in which the photographic equipment, water and chocolates
At the end of the day we still caught up with clouds and drizzling rain.
Until the end of this endless day was a little bit more. On this day, it seemed time stood still, and the solution to the eternal snows of the Himalayas. After the "night landing on the Moon," "walk in space" and the dawn of "a million dollars" I had forgotten that there is a world where the humming machines, bustling people, persistent inflation, and "makdachnoy" the entire offer pie.
For me come eternal "here and now" - prepriyatneyshee condition as a child. The simpler the food, the faster it will cook - in the Himalayas is the law!
Reaching the Jonglei, exhausted, we ordered a bucket of boiled potatoes in their jackets for the whole group
To place had the most delicious Ukrainian sunflower oil, bacon, salami and other yummy camping, which finally allowed us to stock up on enough calories to simply warm the body.
I make a small reservation, I 2, 5 years and practiced raw food diet was hard supporter of "live food".
Strict conditions in the Himalayas denied the practicality of such a diet. On the 5th day of raw food in the Himalayas, I started to freeze so that no sprouted nuts and wheat did not have enough to charge my batteries. I understood that a variety of "severe" diet suited to life in the city. For life is in extreme conditions they are totally inapplicable.
Everything is good in moderation...
So warm and well ended the main track route to Everest Base Camp.
To go back, you can go back along the same route that came from. And it is possible to continue the path through pass Cho La (5368 m) in a fairy valley Turquoise Lakes Gokio. On his way to our photo expedition. See you at the Cho La Pass in the next article!