"Moonrise on Everest (or Hey Galen, Thanks)"Add to Lightbox
Like an abandoned satellite, the chorten outside Rongbuk Monastery's gate seems to drift in Everest's orbit. The moon is especially vulnerable, governed by the immovable mountain. By morning that lovely, silent plume - a raging hurricane up in the summit zone - will tack 180-degrees, from dead west to dead east. Light will slowly climb down the immense pyramid. . befits Buddha's teachings about impermanence,
This was Galen Rowell's spot back in 1981, slightly to the left and at dawn not midnight.
- EVEREST FROM RONGBUK MONASTERY
- Jeff Long
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