After a grueling 36-hour series of flights, we have finally made it to the impressively chaotic city of Kathmandu, Nepal!
During our approach into Kathmandu we were treated with a fantastic view of Mt. Everest and the Himalaya range smothered in what looked like a fresh coating of snow. We soon discovered that it was fresh snow indeed — and lots of it. On Tuesday a cyclone from India hit the mountains and dumped several meters of snow. Tragically, at least 27 lives of trekkers and climbers were lost during the blizzard, mainly in the Annapurna area. [News story here].
This stunning and saddening news has us wondering about our upcoming trekking plans; we will speak with those in the know to see how all this snow will affect the possibilities. But I just wanted to let you all know that we are safe, and will play it safe while we are in the mountains. Our hearts go out to those who were lost in the mountains, and their friends and families.
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Be safe, because I want to appreciate your updated work and yearly photos of Mountain Sneffels for more than 40 years!
That’s a good view! I remember my first view of the Himalayas flying from Delhi to Kathmandu. For a while I couldn’t tell whether the white line in the sky was clouds or mountains. On another flight from Kathmandu to Dacca I could see the highest mountain plus the third, fourth and fifth at the same time (Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu). Have a great time.
Jack you and Claudia be safe. Remember Ed Viesturs rule, “Summiting is optional and getting down safe is mandatory.” Same applies for trekking into an area with possible devastating weather. I know you will use good judgement. Look forward to following you for the next three months! Capture the great moments!
Be Safe and enjoy – looking forward to your images.
Great! Good luck Jack.
I hope to get there some day too…
Hope you both have an amazing trip! Be safe and come back with tons of amazing images. Keeping you guys in positive thoughts…happy shooting…
Thanks for your comments, everyone! 🙂