The Gokyo village base for the third of the Endeavour: Everest trilogy of old documentaries shown on the BBC this week, about the first balloon flight over Everest, was the destination for our ol’ pal Marc Latham’s 2009 trek to Gokyo Ri (5,357 m, 17,575 ft above sea level) for surreal Everest views.
Everest Inspired Mirror Poem
Hi, it’s Jack Wolfpac, poetic travel correspondent at the Greenygrey. The documentaries are available to watch on BBC Online until 22.44 GMT on Monday (unfortunately only in the U.K. I think).
Asthmatic Achievement, Mountain Magnificence
scan 360 horizon
gorge fresh clear air
feeling gratitude to be alive
I thought A day I’ll never forget
after climbing Gokyo Ri, Mount Everest shouted loudly
It thundered I’m the highest of all
I heard my climbers exclaim
for me and them
steep 90 angle