Everest Icefall, Nepal

The Icefall is the gateway to Everest on the Nepal side of the mountain. It moves downhill at the rate of approximately 2 or 3 feet a day, leaving gaping crevasses that have to be passed through every day as supplies are carried up the mountain. The route has to be maintained and fixed daily.

Photo by Pat Morrow

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