Since I was out of touch for most of last week I missed an episode of the Rest of Everest and had two to catch up on. Both episodes continue the Everest Base Camp Trek that took place on the South Side of the mountain last year, and both induce plenty of nostalgia from my own trek this past spring.
Episode 142: Snot Rocket: In this episode, the team finally begins to breathe easy, quite literally, as they drop below the treeline and head back towards Namche Bazaar. This episode contains the usual trademark amazing scenery and offers wonderful insights into a trek int the Khumbu Valley, but you’ll have to watch to find out how it gets that awesome title. You’ll also get acquainted with the yaks that are common on the trail and the all-too-familiar sound of their bells. You can view this episode by clicking here.
Episode 143: High Bridge Hijinks: This episode marks the last full day of trekking for the group, as they continue to make their way back down the valley. It opens with a great shot of a dog sitting on the side of the trail just taking in the view, as if he was captivated by the beauty of the Himalaya as well. Those views are on display once again, as the group returns to Namche Bazaar, which is a good landmark both going up and back down the valley. This episode also shows off some great views of the highest bridge on the trek as well, which is quite something to see and cross. View this episode by clicking here.
Two other elements of note. First, if you’re interested in making one of these treks for yourself, you can join Rest of Everest producer Jon Miller, along with his partner Chris Marquardt, as they make another trek/photography workshop in the Himalaya next year. Registration is now open for the 2011 trip which will be to the remote mountain of Mt. Kailash in Tibet. Find out more at HimalayanWorkshops.com.
Finally, as I write, this Jon is also busy twittering away from the hospital where he and his wife Heidi have just welcomed their second son, Christopher Wolfe Miller, into the world. Congrats Jon!
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