My heart goes to the Sherpa community

The local Sherpa community considers Mount Everest a goddess and I left feeling she was a very mean mother. More Sherpas have died on Everest than all the climbers from around the world added up together. The locals speak throughout my book about their concerns of climate change in the region. For Sherpas being on Everest is a job, a very dangerous job and with the glacier melting and increasingly unstable it may soon be a risk not worth pursuing. My heart goes out to members of the Sherpa community.

-Dianne Whelaneverest peak

Everest avalanches

Almost every day and every night the sound of avalanches echoed through Everest base camp. For the first few nights i slept there i was terrified one might wipe out camp but within a week i just accepted it was a normal part of every day. avalanche

mountain magic

” And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will ever find it. ”

-Roald Dahl-

photo by Carolina Ahumada Cala