Sunday 18 December 2016

Out There - The Pictures 1: Trekking to Makalu Base Camp

From left: Chamlung, Peak 6 & Makalu

My book Out There: A Voice From The Wild describes many wild places and outdoor adventures in words but has no pictures. For those interested I'll be posting occasional collections of photos from some of the pieces in the book, starting with a selection from the trek to Makalu Base Camp in the Himalayas in Nepal. This trek to the base of the fifth highest mountain in the world is my favourite of the three treks I've done in this part of the world. I've really enjoyed sorting through the pictures I took. I hope you enjoy them too.

The trek was from Tumlingtar to Sherson and back
Crossing the Arun River

Trekking through terraced fields and tropical forest near Sedua

In the tropical forest

Camp at Kauma

Clouds clearing near the Shipton La

On the ridge above Kauma

Porters in the Barun Valley
The excellent cook crew at work

Trekking in the Barun Valley
Dawn light on Chamlung
Camp at Sherson below Chamlung

Guides & trekkers below Makalu

Evening light on Peak 6

Porters crossing the Barun River at Yangri Kharka

Morning at Kauma after overnight snow
Dawn at Kauma

All the photos were taken on a 6 megapixel Canon EOS 300D DSLR with Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Chris. More inspiration to set foot. I saw a 'wonderful' film at the Kendal Mountain Festival this year Gaylum's House about a Nepalese woman who rebuilt her house after the 2015 earthquak. She always retained her humour and smile.I had a chat with the filmaker who encouraged me to visit the region. I'm getting long in the tooth (early forties) so am thinking of visiting the Hymalayas, and maybe climb a peak. Thanks for the photos