We are on the Wrong Side of Mount Everest!

 

 

Everest 2003

  1. The wrong side of Mount Everest

  2. The Drive to Tibet

  3. Base Camp and Higher Camps

  4. The Ugly Side of Everest

  5. The Climb

  6. Expedition Site on Yahoo Sports

 

We didn't have visas to enter China so we headed up to the Khumbu Valley for some clean air and acclimatization.

Things stared badly for our Everest Expedition, without visas six of us could not enter China. The visas had been delayed along with the Toyota Four Runners.

Knowing that we were not getting the acclimatization we needed, along with breathing the crappy air in Kathmandu we decided to go to the Khumbu Valley and trek toward Everest from the south, the wrong side.

The Khumbu Valley is the starting point for Nepal side Everest. A familiar place as I had been there three times before. 

Kind of eerie landing at an airport where Maoist bombs had exploded in the terminal not too long ago.

Six of us suffered the same plight, falling farther behind the expedition we were supposed to be filming. This is Jake Norton the expedition still photographer. Later he became the expedition motion picture cameraman as well but that is another story.

Kent Harvey cameraman and long time friend. We have been to Tibet and Costa Rica on previous Expeditions.

Ken Sauls cameraman

Dave Crofts high altitude technician

Michael Brown Director of Photography/Cameraman

Scott Tell is all about cars

Tam Serku

Mount Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam from a hill above Namche Baazar.

 

 

After a few days in the Khumbu we headed back to Kathmandu.