Nepal  New heights in the Khumbu

It’s said that life’s a journey. Actually, I think it’s is a series of journeys, where some can be travelled on the back of others. That’s how I see my trips to the Khumbu in Nepal with my sons.

In December 2009 I took my eldest, Ben, who had turned fifteen that year. It turned out to be a very special three weeks for us. Time to explore a magnificent landscape and culture, while also exploring ourselves and our father/son relationship. Ben’s journey from boy to man accelerated there – getting to grips with life above 5,000 metres, while being exposed to the rugged, developing country that is Nepal; and also to many thought provoking discussions as we trod the trails each day. In December 2015 my second son Ed reached fifteen, so it was his turn.

For many more captioned Khumbu images www.occasionalclimber.co.nz

For many more captioned Khumbu images www.occasionalclimber.co.nz

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