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El descenso via Flickr

People journeyed to the top of Mount Everest for this moment when they could see the beauty and stand atop the entire world. Little did they know that the view would come with a heavy price.

1996 Mt. Everest Disaster | Whiteout: 1996 May. Credit: original Photo by Ed Viesturs. National ...

1996 Everest Disaster Remembered

A couple of months back I was going through some articles on Mount Everest in Wikipedia, and I came across the 1996 Everest Disaster. Instantly hooked on to the topic, I read hundreds of articles a…

Ice Climbing on Mount Everest. Tibetan name for Mount Everest is Qomolangma

Ice Climbing on Mount Everest. Tibetan name for Mount Everest is Qomolangma - Even though I don't have the physical strength to do this, climbing Mount Everest has always been a distant dream of mine (:

Ice Doctors at work - When you’re a Sherpa, and Mount Everest is a construction site - at Khumbu Icefall (Photo © Andy Bardon)

Team member Hilaree O¿Neill steps across a bridge of aluminum ladders lashed together above a crevasse in the Khumbu Icefall. Considered one of the most unpredictable hazards on Everest, the icefall is an ever shifting labyrinth of loose, jagged blocks

Mount Everest, Nepal

"biked from Lhasa Tibet to Kathmandu Nepal and along the way we stayed one night at the Rongbuk Monestary which is about from the Tibetan side Everest base camp. Took this shot just as night was drawing near as the top of Everest was lit up by alpenglow.

Tibetan side of Mount Everest where tents are pitched in deep snow. There are many vertical feet yet to climb. (Doug Allan)

Mount Everest Pictures

This is the Tibetan side of Mount Everest where tents are pitched in deep snow. This is how they had their tents set up in the book, and this helps me visualize the setting and scene of the book better.

Mt. Everest 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to reach the summit.

Hyper Mountain Sport: Fall Norgay (left) and Hillary climbing to camp IV, Mt. Everest, 27 May 1953

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