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mcrtchly
2014-09-21 11:08:42
"Everest, THE mountain view, flanked by Lhotse on the left and Makalu on the right. Visible between Lhotse and Everest is the South Col and the slope to the south and main summits of Everest - the normal way of ascent from Nepal." from mcrtchly Contract pics
Picture: Everest, THE mountain view, flanked by Lhotse on the left and Makalu on the right. Visible between Lhotse and Everest is the South Col and the slope to the south and main summits of Everest - the normal way of ascent from Nepal. (Contract pics)

THE mountain view
We can sometimes get spectacular views of the 'mountains' in Ireland, when it's not raining. The same is true in NE India where the summer Monsoon can obscure not just the views but make you feel like you are hiking underneath a powershower at altitude. We did a 5 day trek in the Singalila National Park near to Darjeeling along the India-Nepal border which reaches the highest points in West Bengal at Sandakphu and Phalut (over 3600m). A break in the Monsoon gave us a spectacular and unforgettable panoramic view of the Himalayas. An almost 180 degree spread of snow covered peaks stretching from deep within Nepal to our left, Sikkim state ahead and Bhutan to our right. The view ahead was dominated by the various summits of Kangchenjunga, which at 8598m was once thought to be the highest mountain on Earth and is now measured as the third highest. But the prize view most surely be that of Everest, some 220km distance from us, guarded as it was by the imposing summits of Lhotse and Makalu.

We were very fortunate to get the views of the Himalayas on three successive mornings before the heat of the day boiled up cloud to obscure the view and the inevitable afternoon downpour of rain left us soaking again.
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Knockastia: Behind quarry
Fergalh an hour ago.
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Onzy 11 hours ago.
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Croaghmore Donegal
Fergalh 21 hours ago.
Seen this eyesore last Saturday 16th February. No words can describe how awful this.is ..Just one question how did the idiots get this to the summit of a 286 metre Hill ?

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Onzy 21 hours ago.
walk, Len: 13.6km, Climb: 107m, Area: Galway Coastal Hill (Ireland)

  
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Belmore Mountain: A standing stone gathers all moss.
TommyV 4 days ago.
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Brougher Mountain: A quick bag.
TommyV 4 days ago.
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Croghan Hill: Broken Trig Pillar to be replaced
TommyMc 6 days ago.
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Knockatagglemore
caiomhin 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 1.0km, Climb: 30m, Area: Knockatagglemore, W Limerick/N Kerry (Irela...

  
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Slievereagh: To drive or not to drive?
TommyV a week ago.
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Bruse Hill: Bruse Summer 2017
TommyMc 3 days ago.
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TommyV a week ago.
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Knocknaskagh: The fast and the furious.
TommyV a week ago.
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