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I made four trips to Nepal. In November 1979, I did the Khumbu trek to Kala Pattar. In March/April 1994, I went to the base camps of Kangchenjunga; I also went on a shorter hike near Annapurna. In October/November 1996, I climbed Lobuche and Amadablam with Kathy Cosley and Mark Houston. In April/May 2001, I attempted to climb Makalu with an expedition led by Guy Cotter. The photos of this trip can be found here
Motocycling is a great way to visit the valley and the hills around Kathmandu.



Lobuche East

South view of Lobuche East from Pheriche.

At the Eastern end of the summit ridge of Lobuche. Ama Dablam is the highest peak in the background.


Map of Amadablam area

A painting of Amadablam

General view of Amadablam (West face) from Base Camp. The climbing route we took follows the ridge on the right.

Another general view of Amadablam taken from the North.

A view of Amadablam with Nuptse, Everest, and Lhotse (from left to right).

Amadablam through the clouds.

View from Camp 1 on Amadablam.

The narrow and uncomfortable Camp 2 on Amadablam.

Mixed climbing (with Kathy Cosley and Mark Houston) between Camps 2 and 3 on Amadablam

Amadablam's summit pyramid. I stopped at the isolated rock under the summit with frozen fingers. Very disappointing.


Jannu (West face).

The powerful West face of Kangchenjunga.

The Lapsang-la pass (south of Kangchenjunga) at 5200m.