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  • Photo: Grayson Schaffer

    Senior Editor Grayson Schaffer, who reported on the Everest climbing season last spring, is in Sagarmāthā National Park pursuing a story on the Khumbu's Sherpas. He sent us these photos from his travels.

  • Photo: Grayson Schaffer

  • Photo: Grayson Schaffer

    Ama Dablam, 18,251 feet, poking out through the clouds. The mountain, "mother's necklace" in English, is the third most highly trafficked Himalayan peak by permitted expeditions.

  • Photo: Grayson Schaffer

    This angry dog peed into Schaffer's Peli Case in Kathmandu while he was shooting a husband and wife.

  • Photo: Grayson Schaffer

  • Photo: Grayson Schaffer

    Here's what a $10 breakfast in the Khumbu will get you: oatmeal, toast, an egg, and instant coffee.

  • Photo: Grayson Schaffer

    Thank goodness for that translation.

  • Photo: Grayson Schaffer

  • Photo: Grayson Schaffer

  • Photo: Grayson Schaffer

    Again, good to know.

  • Photo: Grayson Schaffer

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