This is the world's tallest mountain at 8,848 meters tall.
This is the country on the northern side of Mount Everest.
This is where the author was born.
This is where the Dalai Lama kept his palace.
This is the starting point for expeditions to climb the North Face of Everest.
The North Col
This is the 7,000-meter-high icy pass on the North Face of Everest that is the most difficult and dangerous part of the author's climb.
This is a mountain the author climbed solo in 1978.
This is the largest city in Nepal.
This is the second largest city in Nepal.
This is where the author's publisher had offices.
Prior to the Everest expedition, the author and his companions attempted to climb this.
This is another Himalayan mountain the author considered while waiting...
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