End Of The 2012 Everest Season
As the 2012 Everest season comes to an end, teams are leaving Base Camp and heading back down the valley to Lukla where they will await a flight back to Kathmandu, and then ultimately, home.
I remember last year, coming back down the valley was such a rich experience for me. Seeing the color green, hearing sounds much more vibrantly, breathing the thicker air, smells – they all came rushing back to me, having been missing from my life for the previous month and a half. The first night’s sleep I got in Pheriche at 14,000 ft was incredible. I guess after having slept poorly at 17,500ft+ for weeks on end it finally caught up with me. I remember the prospect of seeing my family and loved ones had me completely over the moon. I can only imagine what climbers are feeling now.
Here is the last video from my series of Everest 2011 videos. I hope you enjoy this one and all of the ones I’ve posted over the last couple months. Until 2013…