This is one of my favourite photographs from Nepal and I"m not so sure why but it is. This was taken at what may be the highest altitude airstrip in the world (although I'm not certain but it is the highest in Nepal). We happened to be trekking by when we saw a helocopter coming in with supplies for an Everest expedition. This is the highest safest landing point before reaching everest -- another few days treck upwards.
Shyangboche airstrip sits at 3750m or 12300ft above sea level. Everest base-camp is at 17600ft above sea level. This gives you a good sense of scale since the camp is in a valley at the base of the mountain -- you're already that is in a valley at the bottom of the mountain. (No, I didn't do the climb up Everest! lol)
In Perspective the highest Rocky Mountain is Mount Robson which has its PEAK at 13000 ft. I climbed to 18,200ft.
Shot on 35mm with no Photoshop Tweaks -- all done in the nikon scan software.
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