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I. MT. EVEREST
Most of you are more willing than I to pack off to Nepal, join an expedition and climb Mt. Everest. Hell no I won't go, but for you penny pinching explorers I understand they do a land office business in Kathmandu selling used trail and mountain gear.
I was perfectly willing to sit in the comfort of one of our several screening rooms and watch PBS or NatGeo documentaries of you risking life and limb, until I saw a Telegraph story of a 4 billion pixel photograph of Everest. The photo, in stunning detail, is a masterfully melded collage of 477 photos taken during last year's spring climbing season.
Conquering Everest doesn't look intimidating in the photos. Click on the link above, the pix are stunning.