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Mt. Everest by Moonlight

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IMG_5769.jpgAfter 16 hours on a bus from Lhasa to Rongbuk Monastery we finally arrived at the foot of Mt. Everest, Qomolangma in Tibetan.
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I was glad I had brought my tripod and that the moon was so bright that night. The previous day was the Chinese Moon Festival, or Mid-Autumn Day Festival, so the moon had only been waning for one day.
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Our day time views of Everest were nearly completely obscure by clouds, but the night views by moonlight were very clear and nearly cloudless.
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It is impossible to describe the majesty of the mountains in Tibet and the feeling of standing before this formidable mountain, the tallest place on the entire Earth. I think it is the most remote place I have ever been. Tibet stirs the soul, whether by sun or moonlight.

Posted by grmoski 22:01 Archived in China Tagged tourist_sites

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Mom told me that you got to go to Everest. I am utterly jealous!

by Kelsey

Those are some pretty sweet pictures Bryce. Most people can't say someone that they know has been to Mt Everest....but I can! DaNette and I are looking at maybe getting a nice camera since we think photographers charge way too much. You should give us a list of a few that you think are good ones to look at.

by Coby

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