Monthly Archive: December 2012

Camel and sand in front of the bent pyramid at Dahshur.

2012: A Year in Random Numbers

Wonders of the World: 5 Mount Everest Petra The Pyramids The Dead Sea The Blue Mosque Our favourite pyramid? The Bent Pyramid at Dahshur, not...

View from Gokyo Ri down over moraine to Dragnag.

This Frozen Hell

This Frozen Hell Everest Base Camp The Lazy Way, Day 12: Gokyo to Dragnag Dragnag is our jumping off point for the Cho-La, the Himalayan...

Sunrise from Gokyo Ri x400-2

The Best Sunrise Ever?

Everest Base Camp The Lazy Way: Day 10-12 – Gokyo Ri It’s difficult to describe quite how insanely beautiful the landscape around Gokyo is. Reflecting...

Yak by Machermo-4

A Bit More Than We Bargained For…

Everest Base Camp the Lazy Way Day 9: Machermo “Look,” I say to Zac, who would rather spend his acclimatisation day resting. “It’s only 300...

Christmas Bangles

Merry Christmas!

As those of you who keep up with us on Facebook know, I’m really rather behind on my blogging. So I thought I’d interrupt our...

Everest from Kala Patthar

How Many Sherpas Have Summited Everest?

How Many Sherpas Have Summited Everest? Everest Base Camp the Lazy Way, Day 7: Dole “So, how many Sherpas HAVE summited Everest?” I ask, casually....

Zac picks icicles from the rock en route from Khumjung to Phortse Tenga

Botanists and Glaciers

Botanists and Glaciers Everest Base Camp The Lazy Way Day 6: Khumjung to Phortse Tenga You don’t need to be a scientist to see climate...