Nepal – Himalayas

  • South Col on Everest
  • Ben Clowes descending through the Khumbu Icefall
  • Prayer flags strewn on the summit of Mount Everest
  • Tom Clowes, Sherpa Pasang Dawa and Ben Clowes on the summit of Everest
  • Tom Clowes crossing a crevasse in the Khumbu Icefall on Everest
  • Tom and Ben Clowes on the top of Everest (18th May, 2006)

Nepal – Himalayas

The Himalayas means ‘Abode of snow’ and is the source of the great rivers sustaining the teeming population of the Indo-Gangetic plain. Anyone who sees those glittering giants for the first time cannot help feeling a little awe struck.

The Nepalese Sherpas in the south have always called Mount Everest Sagamartha; The Tibetans in the north refer to it as Chomolungma, “Godess Mother of the Earth”; but ever since surveyors discovered it was the world’s highest mountain in 1852, it was named after the name of a former British Surveyor General – Everest.

On May 18th 2006, at 7.45am, Tom and Ben Clowes became the first British brothers to summit Mount Everest together with Sherpa Pasang Dawa.