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A young girl in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.

Nepal Earthquake: Updates, and What to do and How to help

As most everyone knows by now, there was a devastating, magnitude 7.9 earthquake at midday on April 25, 2015, with …

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Part of a #timelapse of the moon…

Part of a #timelapse of the moon rising behind #Lhotse, #Imjatse (Island Peak), and other peaks near #Dingboche, #Khumbu, #Nepal. This is the same timelapse I used to create the star trails/moonrise image posted previously. Beautiful night in a beautiful place! #moonrise #liveyouradventure #travelstoke #stars

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An exciting scene a few nights back…

An exciting scene a few nights back with star trails and the moon rise from #Dingboche, #Khumbu, #Nepal. Amazing what happens when most of us are asleep! #liveyouradventure #travelstoke #startrails

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The Milky Way lights up the night…

The Milky Way lights up the night sky above #Cholatse and#Tawoche near the settlement of #Tukhla, #Khumbu, #Nepal. Always amazing to me to be reminded of how much light pollution we have in the west, and thus how much beauty we miss in the night sky. #liveyouradventure #travelstoke

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Shooting a timelapse above the village of…

Shooting a timelapse above the village of #Deboche tonight, watching #Everest and the south face of #Lhotse and #Nuptse turn crimson. While I sat, camera clicking away, I saw a dozen #danphe, the national bird of #Nepal, for musk deer, and I’m 50% certain I caught a glimpse of a snow leopard scuttling away through the rhododenron forest…not kidding.
Amazing evening, and I’m reminded of the #Skanda #Purana: “In a hundred ages of the gods, I cannot tell three of the glories of the #Himalaya. As the dew is dried by the morning sun, so are the sins of man at the sight of the Himalaya.” #magic #liveyouradventure #travelstoke

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Leaving the chaos of #Kathmandu, #Nepal, in…

Leaving the chaos of #Kathmandu, #Nepal, in a few minutes to fly to #Lukla and begin the fun trek up to #Everest Basecamp. Clear day!

In this old photo, taken in 1993 when I was a student in Kathmandu, peaks of the #Ganesh Himal rise in the distance behind the #pagoda roof of #Nyatapola Temple in #Bhaktapur, one of the ancient principalities of the Kathmandu Valley. Sadly, with dust and pollution in the Valley, views of the #Himalaya from Kathmandu are increasingly rare.

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Off to #Kathmandu, #Nepal, to guide my…

Off to #Kathmandu, #Nepal, to guide my friend Art to #Everest Basecamp. It’s been more than two years since I was last in Nepal, a place and people that have had more impact on my life than most anything. Excited to return and reconnect, but as always it’s a double-edged sword, as I’m leaving @wendebvalentine and the kids again. As I’ve said before, I’ll console myself in the knowledge that, in the words of George #Mallory, at night we can look up and “see the same stars”. In this photo, ethereal clouds float above prayer flags at Namo Buddha #Monastery near Dapcha, Nepal. #namobuddha #prayerflags

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