Here's an unusual picture of a rock cairn - unusual in the sense that Mount Everest is in the background! Now that I think of it, MAYBE the custom of stacking rocks in this very Zen fashion originated in Nepal.
New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay who on 29 May became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest in the Himalayas
Everest - Buddhists believe a goddess lives in the mountain and she decides who summits, who doesn't, who makes it down safely, and who doesn't. She doesn't take kindly to big egos or those who try to "conquer" her. Humble respect always.
Everest has around 200 dead bodies on the mountain. It is nearly impossible for recovery of a body off the mountain. The “death zone” is feet. The bodies are left the same as how they died and have even become landmarks for other travelers.
Crossing a crevasse in the Khumbu Icefall, metres ft) on the Nepali slopes of Mount Everest not far above Base Camp and southwest of the summit. The icefall is regarded as one of the most dangerous stages of the South Col route to Everest's summit.
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Sir Edmund Hillary - first man to reach the summit of Everest. On 29 May Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest.