On top of the world…………..
The whole reason we went to Kathmandu was to, of course, see the top of the world – Mt. Everest.
I am not a big fan of flying, so you can imagine my excitement at seeing this little bitty plane that was going to take
us high up into the sky over sharp, jagged and snow-capped mountains.
Plus I just read “Crazy for the Storm”, which just happens to begin with a small plane crashing on the side of a
sharp, jagged and snow-capped mountain. Yeah, good choice.
But I managed to get on the plane, take a deep breath, and very much enjoy the ride.
On the ride to see Mt. Everest, we saw the lovely skyline of the magnificent Himalayan Mountains.
Truly breath taking.
And the thought of someone scaling one of these – well it just sounds,
insane. Really, really insane.
But you can imagine what an accomplishment it must really be.
Just getting to base camp to even begin an expedition is a 6 or 7 day trek. Then the real climbing begins.
Holy mountain, Batman!
And here she is – Mt. Everest in all her glory.
And then we were safely back on terra firma. Yahoo!
On the way back to the car, my family decided that a base camp trek is just what we need to do.