Mosaic of Sagarmatha and Nuptse from the top of Kala Pattar - March 1990

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MaxFarrar on May 21, 2009

With a cloud streaming from its 8848m peak, Everest is more than a kilometer higher than Nuptse which appears to be the higher mountain in this view.

Over on the left at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall are the coloured tents of Everest Base Camp. Unfortunately, they are hard to see in this compressed JPG version of the mosaic.

Prominently on the right on the horizon is Ama Dablam. The Khumbu Glacier is retreating below you. Several mini-glaciers descend from the cliffs of Nuptse.

All Everest climbers detour up here to the top of Kala Pattar at 5554m to see this view on their way to base camp.

It is the best view in the world.

What makes a mosaic like this better than a single wide angle photograph - and makes the additional trouble worthwhile - is that each telephoto shot is individually focussed. The whole picture is in focus (except where I messed up over on the right).

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