Sagarmatha National Park: Gateway to Everest

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. (Grayson Schaffer)
Mount Everest

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.

SPCC Sign
(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.

Ama Dablam
(Grayson Schaffer)


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

(Grayson Schaffer)


(Grayson Schaffer)


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

(Grayson Schaffer)


Thank goodness for that translation.

(Grayson Schaffer)


Eurocopter B3
(Grayson Schaffer)


Mong La
(Grayson Schaffer)


Phortse Tenga bathroom
(Grayson Schaffer)


Mong La
(Grayson Schaffer)

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