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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Road at the Top of the World-Tibet

Road at the Top of the World-Tibet

The morning was filled with sunshine.  As we continued our drive, vast snow covered peaks start breaking the horizon. The ground was brown and rocky. We crested the first of many la (mountain passes). Shishapangma at over 26,000 ft loomed large. A gate of prayer flags welcomed us to the Tibetan Plateau, the rooftop of [...]

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Sure Could Use a Beer-Joshimath, India

Sure Could Use a Beer-Joshimath, India

We had arrived in Joshimath for the second time in the last few days and after hours of hiking and another frightening long drive we were in desperate need of a beer. Though the district of Uttarakhand is officially alcohol free due to the number of religious sites and pilgrimages we did find that all [...]

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Photography Exhibition of Tibet and Mt. Kailash

Photography Exhibition of Tibet and Mt. Kailash

I will be having a show of black and white silver gelatin prints from my 2010 journey to Tibet. The opening is Saturday, January 7th from 7 to 10pm at the ArtNot Terminal Gallery in downtown Seattle.

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