Climbing Mount Everest

Sometime in April 2010, I remember reaching Everest Base Camp and woozily struggling to comprehend that its peak was over 3km vertically higher than where I currently stood (there was also some lying around, as the photo indicates). It was effort enough to reach the 5,400m prayer-flag adorned camp, but at a towering 8,848m, the summit loomed improbably […]

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