Saturday, June 09, 2007

Nepal Photo Captions I


Frontpage at the national Nepal paper in a relatively free press.

Map showing route. We came from South heading North to the base camp walking 60 kilometers one way for 9 straight days. This did not take in account the changes in elevation.

First summit now on its 54th anniversary. A Filipino finally stepped foot on the summit of the world's highest point on the 53th year Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached it.
Info on Sagarmatha National Park environment related projects printed on a giant poster
Solukhumbu map as a road signage

News article on the successful expedition
Welcome streamer prepared by the Filipino community in Katmandu. Roughly there are 200-250 Filipino families in the city.

Our footprint at Rum Doodle, a popular restaurant at Thamel, Katmandu. Budget at least 250 Rupees (about 220 pesos) for a meal
After Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, who's next? To organize an expedition to the summit, cost can range from as low as US$ 25,000 for shared group resources to US$ 65,000 for a dedicated team. To trek to the base camp, budget at least US $ 2,300.

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