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Everest Photo Gallery - Kala Pattar with views of Everest, South Col, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Khumbu Icefall and Glacier, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Taweche, Cholatse, Lobuche East and West

I climbed Kala Pattar in 1997 and 2008.

01 Jerome Ryan Hikes On Trail From Gorak Shep To Kala Pattar Jerome Ryan took about 80 minutes to ascend from Gorak Shep to the 5545m ridge of Pumori called Kala Pattar, which means black rock.

01 Jerome Ryan Hikes On Trail From Gorak Shep To Kala Pattar

02 Kala Pattar Prayer Flags With Pumori Behind The prayer-flag festooned Kala Pattar is actually a ridge of Pumori, towering above.

02 Kala Pattar Prayer Flags With Pumori Behind

03 Jerome Ryan On Top Of Kala Pattar 1997 And 2008 With Pumori Behind Jerome Ryan on top of Kala Pattar in November 1997 and October 2008, with Pumori behind.

03 Jerome Ryan On Top Of Kala Pattar 1997 And 2008 With Pumori Behind

04 Jerome Ryan On Top Of Kala Pattar With Everest, Lhotse And Nuptse Jerome Ryan on top of Kala Pattar with the classic view of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse behind.

04 Jerome Ryan On Top Of Kala Pattar With Everest, Lhotse And Nuptse

05 Guide Gyan Tamang On Top Of Kala Pattar With Pumori And Everest My Nepalese guide Gyan Tamang poses on top of Kala Pattar With Pumori and Everest behind.

05 Guide Gyan Tamang On Top Of Kala Pattar With Pumori And Everest

06 Unitehope Angel Statue On Kala Pattar A Unitehope Angel statue adorns Kala Pattar, created in 2005 by Swedish artist Lehna Edwall to spread love, light and hope to all mankind.

06 Unitehope Angel Statue On Kala Pattar

07 Pumori From Kala Pattar Pumori (7145m) is a stunningly beautiful snow peak viewed from Kala Pattar in the early morning sun. Pumori was named by famed British mountaineer George Mallory, and means Unmarried Daughter in the Sherpa language. The first ascent of Pumori was completed on May 17, 1962 by Gerhard Lenser, Ernst Farrer, Ueli Huerlemann, and Hans Ruetzel.

07 Pumori From Kala Pattar

08 Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Lho La From Kala Pattar As I started my pan from Kala Pattar to the east of Pumori, I could see Lingtren (6749m), first climbed in August 1935 by Dan Bryant and famed British explored and mountaineer Eric Shipton, Khumbutse (6665m), Changtse (7583m), the north peak of the Everest massif, and the Lho La, the pass between Nepal and  Tibet.

08 Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Lho La From Kala Pattar

09 Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse From Kala Pattar The classic view of Mount Everest is from Kala Pattar, with the South Col to the right of Everest, and then Lhotse and Nuptse.

09 Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse From Kala Pattar

10 Everest And South Col From Kala Pattar The view was magnificent from Kala Pattar. The weather was perfectly clear, and I was surprised at how much more detail there is on the Everest Southwest Face than in photos. I could clearly see some of the gullies that the Chris Bonnington team had climbed in 1975. I looked longingly at the South Col, the dip between Everest and Lhotse.

10 Everest And South Col From Kala Pattar

11 Everest Close Up From Kala Pattar Everest close up from Kala Pattar, with the Hillary Step in the middle right and the South Summit on the right.

11 Everest Close Up From Kala Pattar

12 South Col Close Up From Kala Pattar South Col close up from Kala Pattar

12 South Col Close Up From Kala Pattar

13 Lhotse Close Up From Kala Pattar Lhotse close up from Kala Pattar

13 Lhotse Close Up From Kala Pattar

14 Nuptse Close Up From Kala Pattar Nuptse close up from Kala Pattar

14 Nuptse Close Up From Kala Pattar

15 Pumori Base Camp Next To Lake, Khumbu Icefall, Khumbu Glacier From Kala Pattar Just below Kala Pattar is a small lake, the setting of Pumori Base Camp. Beyond is the Khumbu Icefall and the Khumbu Glacier.

15 Pumori Base Camp Next To Lake, Khumbu Icefall, Khumbu Glacier From Kala Pattar

16 Khumbu Icefall Close Up From Kala Pattar Khumbu Icefall close up from Kala Pattar

16 Khumbu Icefall Close Up From Kala Pattar

17 Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Peak 43 Kyashar, Kangtega, Thamserku, Khumbu Glacier, Trail To Gorak Shep From Kala Pattar The view to the south and east from Kala Pattar includes Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Peak 43 Kyashar, Kangtega, Thamserku, the Khumbu Glacier, and the trail to Gorak Shep.

17 Ama Dablam, Pokalde, Peak 43 Kyashar, Kangtega, Thamserku, Khumbu Glacier, Trail To Gorak Shep From Kala Pattar

18 Ama Dablam Close Up From Kala Pattar Ama Dablam close up from Kala Pattar

18 Ama Dablam Close Up From Kala Pattar

19 Kangtega, Thamserku Close Up From Kala Pattar Peak 43 Kyashar, Kangtega and Thamserku close up from Kala Pattar

19 Kangtega, Thamserku Close Up From Kala Pattar

20 Kangtega Close Up From Kala Pattar Kangtega close up from Kala Pattar

20 Kangtega Close Up From Kala Pattar

21 Taweche Taboche, Cholatse From Kala Pattar Taweche (Taboche), and Cholatse from Kala Pattar

21 Taweche Taboche, Cholatse From Kala Pattar

22 Cholatse Close Up From Kala Pattar Cholatse close up from Kala Pattar

22 Cholatse Close Up From Kala Pattar

23 Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Nirekha Peak, Changri Glacier, Chumbu From Kala Pattar As I finished my pan around Kala Pattar I came to Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Nirekha Peak, Changri Glacier, and Chumbu. I descended from Kala Pattar to Gorak Shep in 40 minutes, had lunch, and retraced my steps to Lobuche (4920m), taking just 70 minutes.

23 Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Nirekha Peak, Changri Glacier, Chumbu From Kala Pattar