“What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life. That is what life means and what life is for.”
Panorama of the Mount Everest massif from Kala Patthar, Nepal Himalaya
The impressive mountain peaks of Nuptse (right) and Everest (right of centre). The Khumbu icefall spills from a 300m wide break between the mountain spurs. Everest Base Camp lies at its foot.