Namche Bazaar April 7
Scott has been shooting constantly since arriving at Lukla by plane. The fact that he is shooting for two projects – Glacier Works and Karina’s series, means that he is kept busy. Fortunately support is excellent from the Sherpas – Pemba, Mingma and Phula.
We have arrived at the surprising hillside village of Namche Bazaar. At 3400 meters/11200 feet, it’s customary to spend two days here acclimating before heading up the valley. It’s a colorful place situated high on the ridge on a series of terraces.
Locals arrive from all around for Saturday’s market. Scott captured some shots of this as well as hiking up above the town to get a view of Ama Dablam and a distant view of Everest with it’s cloud plume streaming. By mid May we hope that this jet stream will back off allowing the crowds to ascend Mt Everest in the brief weather window.
Photos – Scott and Karina with mountaineering historian Elizabeth Hawley. Ms Hawley is the recognized expert on Nepal Himalayan mountain history over the past 50 years.
Obie and Scott braving the traffic outside the Boudhanath Stupa.
Scott at the Lukla runway
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Crazy Kathmandu! Obie looking proud!