Photograph by Alex Sharp
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I had flown into Tibet from Nepal, as I had been told that the view of Mt Everest in Tibet was far superior to the Nepalese view.

I organised the travel visa, which is a must now due to the Chinese situation, and traveled into Everest National Park and trekked the last section. The altitude sickness got to me and I felt drunk or drugged; it was a very unpleasant feeling and one that I didn’t experience on my previous trip on the Nepalese side.

When you get your first glimpse it really is amazing — the clouds below you as you look across the landscape at the view of Everest – head and shoulders above its neighbours…nothing can prepare you for the beauty that lies ahead.

Camera: Canon 20D

Settings: ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/500th

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