Lhakpa Ri and the North Col of Mount Everest in Tibet

April/May 2009
Twelve of us started out, including two leaders, nine finished

 

Ashok Stupa in Patan
Ashok Stupa in Patan
The Friendship Bridge - Nepal left, Tibet right
The Friendship Bridge - Nepal left, Tibet right
Classic view of the Rongbuk monastery, stupa and glacier leading up to Mount Everest
Classic view of the Rongbuk monastery, stupa and glacier leading up to Mount Everest
Overnight snow at Camp 2
Overnight snow at Camp 2
Lhakpa Ri
Lhakpa Ri
At the top of LHAKPA RI
At the top of LHAKPA RI
23,114ft - 7,045m, higher than anywhere else in the World apart from the Himalayas
Mount Everest (North-East Ridge) and the North Col, as seen from Lhakpa Ri
Mount Everest (North-East Ridge) and the North Col, as seen from Lhakpa Ri
Group at the North Col
Group at the North Col
(23,163ft - 7,060m), North Ridge of Mount Everest behind
View back up the face of the North Col
View back up the face of the North Col
Steep and thoroughly exhausting with the scarcity of oxygen in the air
Ice formations
Ice formations
JMGG Yak Man
JMGG Yak Man
Back at the Summit Hotel, Patan
Back at the Summit Hotel, Patan
Standing: JMGG; Derek; Paul; Roger Parker; Pema (Sirdar); Gerry; Roger Smith (main leader); George
Sitting: Ongchhu; Simon; Aangdu; Terry (2 i/c); Pasang; Dawa (Cook); Bahadur (Asst. Cook)