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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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davsheen 4 days ago.
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Colin Murphy a week ago.
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Foardal: Simple approach from NW
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
If you want to do this in isolation, the simplest route is from the car park at V882790, and then heading SE directly up the heathery slope for 1km. The summit itself is a broad heathery mound.

  
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Derrygarriff: Fine summit, easily reached.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day5
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Enjoy your trip
BleckCra a week ago.
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More midges.
simon3 a week ago.
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