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Sunday-April 3

En route to Tengboche. The incredible thing is that Mt. Everest is in sight. For so many, it’s the one place where heaven meets earth. Everything about where I am is a Shangri-La. There’s just miles of incredible beauty and solitude. Is it possible to overload on this? No 4-lane highways, powerlines, transmitter towers.  Just miles of horizon and terrain that’s both beautiful and dangerous.

This reminds me a little bit of the article I wrote for our spring newsletter, where mountaineering and investment management has a confluence. To do things right, you really need a professional who knows what she/he is doing to guide you. I’m sure others may feel differently, but there’s a logic to that thinking, especially here.

Take a look at where I am with FindeMeSpot.  Everest may appear close…it is closer…but take an even closer look at the terrain.  Still a lot of hiking to be done.  Zoom in and you can actually see that we’re on the Lukla-Everest Base Camp Trekking Route.   I can’t impress upon you the scale of the terrain.  As a team, we’re used to seeing such exotic, often difficult terrain, but still, taking it all in can make you feel small.


Written by mmsummits7

April 4, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Posted in Mountaineering

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