Join me on a journey to the Himalayas of Nepal, to Everest Base Camp. At 17,600 feet it is the start for climbers attempting to reach the top of the world. The camp was deserted when we arrived in October 2019. The trip began in Kathmandu, mysterious, exotic, religious and crowded! The capital of Nepal, home to 4 million people, most of whom ride motorcycles and always seem to be on the road. Our Katmandu tour included Buddhist Stupa’s, Hindu Temples, and a sacred cremation site. Due to traffic at times it was easier to leave the tour bus and walk. The trek starts with a short, harrowing flight to one of the world’s most dangerous airports, Lukla. A 1,700-foot asphalt driveway that sits on a cliff at 10,000 feet. The trek itself is 50 miles to base camp with nightly stops at tea houses, the Himalayan version of B&Bs. My presentation is a photo visit to this exotic place. I will look at culture, religion, life style, and of course the hike to base camp.
Presented by: Harry Wolf of Liberty Mutual Surety
Harry is a senior underwriting consultant in Syracuse, NY for Liberty Mutual Surety with 45 years of experience in the contract bond business. He has spent his career working in New York City, Columbus, Ohio, Syracuse and Rochester, New York. Currently with Liberty Mutual Surety for 15 years, Harry has also travelled the world hiking to exotic locations including Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, Machu Pichu in Peru, The Kintyre Way in Scotland, and Everest Base Camp in Nepal. U.S. hiking includes the Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountains in Colorado, and the Sandia Mountains in New Mexico. Harry is an Adirondack 46er in both summer and winter.