Kevin Swains
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Everest Base Camp
On top of the Cho La at 5420m
When I was here one year ago the pass was heaving with tourists this 
year I'm the only one here and loving it.
Crossing the Cho La
Porter with a cumbersome load head down from Everest Base Camp.
View from the top of Kala Patter (5645m) looking down on Everest base camp. The view is spectacular
being dominated my Nuptse (white peak to the right) at 7855m. Everest (8850m) is the rather boring
dark peak in the middle.  
A very cold and windy Kala Pattar summit at 5645m
Everest base camp view from Kala Pattar. Everest cannot be seen from the base
camp due to the mountain to the front of it.
Incredible glacier formations at Everest Base Camp.
The base camp is quite a boring place after Kalla Pattar and the only reason to
go there is simply to say that you've been there.
The base camp is also used for ascents of Lhotse. The 4th highest mountain at 8,516m.

Donkey doing more climbing again at EBC. He'd become hard to control as he
saw all the Nepalese lady donkeys and kept wanting a quickie with them because
he liked their 'oriental looks'. 
Amazing lodges at 5140m at Gorak Shep, 2hrs from Everest base camp
and at the foot of Kala Pattar.