Photographer's Note

Taken on the trail to Mt. Everest base camp, at an elevation of about 4800m. These stones are memorials for people who have died on Mt. Everest. The picture shows only a few of them, there are many more there, perhaps in the hundreds. The large, elaborate ones like these in the photo are likely ones built for western climbers, while the memorials to porters and sherpas are smaller and simpler (like the small pile of stones in the lower right). The mountain in the background is Ama Dablam, seen from the north. With this photo I tried to show the amazing natural beauty that draws so many people to the mountains, and the terrible cost the people pay to walk among these giants.

The photo was scanned from Fuji Velvia, with some slight cropping and sharpening, but no other PP.

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