I took most of these photos during my first trek to Everest in 1968. I started in Jaleswar, a small bazaar town and district center on the Indian border, where I was posted as a Peace Corps volunteer. Jaleswar is about 225' above sea level on the Gangetic plain. Everest lies 117 miles north as the crow flies and is 29,035' tall. That's a lot of up and down trekking and far more than 117 miles as the feet walk!
Several photos are included from subsequent trips to Everest between 1971 and 1981. I converted all of these images from their original 35mm Kodachome slide format to JPEGs using a Nikon Coolscan 5000.
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