14th April , 2012 - Khumbu icefall

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Khumbu icefall Climbing

Khumbu icefall Climbing

 

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14th April , 2012 - Khumbu icefall!

Khumbu icefall! Incredible place on the earth. Perfect maze of huge boulders of ice and deep crevasses. Climbers use ladders to cross the crevasses and reach on top of the boulders. They have to mind every step at this place. Any wrong step and you will be at the bottom of crevasses. Nature also has few cards to play at you like avalanches and whiteout. Many climbers and sherpas have lost their lives before in this death zone.

Today we had first experience of the Khumbu icefall. We climbed up 1000ft. through Khumbu and returned back. On the way we had to cross many crevasses and use ladder quite a few times. At times, crossing ladder is scary because the ladder is resting on very short portion of ice. We saw couple of American climbers preferred crossing the ladder sitting on it rather than walking.

Khumbu icefall Climbing

Khumbu icefall Climbing

 

Khumbu icefall Climbing

Khumbu icefall Climbing