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Northern Ireland Everest Expedition 2003
The gorge out of Zhangmu blows me away every time we drive it - Jamie
Driving over the first 5000m pass and onto the Tibetan plateau - Jamie
Everest is fearsome from Base Camp. Chomolungma is the Tibetan name for the mountain, the Chinese spell it Qomolangma - Jamie
The climb to North Col (Camp 1, also called camp 4) - Jamie
Near the summit. Shishapangma is in the distance,
slightly left of Cho Oyu 8201m, the white flat-topped peak (normally climbed
from the other side).
In the centre with the big face is Gyachung Kang, the 15th highest mountain, just below the magic 8000m mark.
Those layers! Ascending the last section to the summit.
Rod Mackenzie has an amazing 360º panorama from the summit [needs QuickTime].
A truck loaded with supplies for a temporary shop and grass for yaks arrives at Everest BC.
Two sherpas from Himalayan Experience place katas on the summit.