Everest Base Camp-Nepal

Photo by Kelly Darling

November 2009 I was invited to join a trek to Everest base camp. I had flight reservations for Kathmandu, Nepal on Cathay Pacific Airlines out of San Francisco but found myself in Palm Springs during an extreme windstorm. All flights had been canceled during the afternoon except mine which was able to land in a [...]

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Lukla-Nepal

Photos by Kelly Darling

I have landed at the Nepalese Lukla air strip two times, once in the early 1990′s and again in 2009 and though there have been some improvements it still remains one of the world’s most dangerous airports (ten plane crashes from 1973 thru 2013 with several tragic ones with loss of life of all passengers [...]

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