Let me preface this by saying I used to climb, not a lot of alpine climbing like what’s depicted here, but serious rock climbing on big walls in various places including Yosemite Valley.
This video shows David Lama and Conrad Anker as they become the first expedition to reach the headwall of Lunag Ri, a mountain that’s over 22,000 feet tall on the border of Nepal and Tibet.
This is very serious stuff and these guys are the best in the world at it. Still, it makes my stomach uneasy to see it.
More on the Lunag Ri expedition here: See David Lama’s expedition to an unclimbed peak.
There are images of mixed rock, snow, and ice climbing like this in the movie Meru which also features Conrad Anker and if you’re into this stuff, is well worth seeing.
My flickr contact fred min took this excellent image of row boats docked on Phewa Lake in Pokhara, Nepal.
Flickr member fredMin posted this very nicely framed image of a balcony on an old house in Kathmandu, Nepal taken with his Sony RX100.
I tend not to like this type of HDR image but I think it really works well here.
My flickr contact Pascal took this picture of women filling metal water jugs in Nepal.
My Flickr contact Pascal took this picture of what looks like cable or rebar on a road in Nepal with his Leica M Monochrom.
Flickr member Pascal took this picture of two children standing on a precarious road in Nepal with his Ricoh GR.
Flickr member hansol0 took this spectacular image of the Sherpa village Namche on the way to Everest Base Camp with his Sony RX100. This is at extremely high altitude, not all trekkers can even hike this far let alone up to Base Camp. Way to go hansol0.