Eleventh 16,000ft Pass!Nov 10, 2016
Renjo-la Pass (17,536ft/5,345m Solu-Khumbu, Nepal) with it’s staggeringly beautiful view of Everest was my eleventh Himalayn pass over 16,000ft. Kang-la (17,939ft/5,468m Dolpo, Nepal) was the first, and I remember each and every pass and many of their details in between. Approximately three-thousand feet higher than Mt. Rainier, which I summited in 2013, each pass has taught me a little more about breathing, endurance, teamwork, courage, and the heights of our glorious planet earth.
I am beyond grateful to have climbed and trekked alongside my dear friend and mountain sister, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita.
Kang-la – Dolpo, Nepal 2015
Shey-la – Dolpo, Nepal 2015
Sela-La – Dolpo, Nepal 2015
Baga-La – Dolpo, Nepal 2016
Numa-la – Dolpo, Nepal 2016
Cho-la – Dolpo, Nepal 2016
Shimen-la – Dolpo, Nepal 2016
Khomen-la – Dolpo, Nepal 2016
Shey-la – Dolpo, Nepal 2016
Kang-la – Dolpo, Nepal 2016
Renzo-la – Solu-Khumbu, Nepal 2016
+Gokyu-Ri – (mountain, not pass) Solu-Khumbu, Nepal 2016