The Classic Trek to Mount Everest (1992)
‘Let us suggest just a few of the highlights: the beautiful mountain of Ama Dablam rising above the Imja Khola – the Sherpa villages of the high valleys of Khumbu – views of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang from the Ngozumpa glacier – Gokyo Ri with its spectacular view of Mount Everest, one of the most wonderful panoramas in Himalaya – an easy pass of over 18,000ft leading to the heart of Khumbu – Everest Base Camp and high camps by the Khumbu Glacier with close up views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori and Ama Dablam… In the autumn months after the monsoon the weather is usually perfect – warm sunny days with a brilliant blue sky against which the high peaks stand in sharp relief. Birches in the forest turn gold and on the higher slopes berberis glows fiery red… the sunsets are breathtaking’.
That is what the brochure said, and much of it was true, but brochures can be wrong, especially when travel in the high and remote places of the world is involved. Flights may be delayed or cancelled and there may be unseasonable snowfalls. Illness, too, may cause plans to change. ‘Everest ’92’ was the fulfilment of a dream; a chance to walk amongst some of the highest mountains of the world, and to be with the wonderful mountain people of Nepal. A chance, too, to recharge batteries after a difficult year, to think things out, and to prepare for the future…
‘What Does The Mountain Care?’ is the record of a journey in a region that is now almost unrecognisable; as an old lady who was on the trek has said to me: ‘We Had The Best Times ‘
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