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THE WINDHORSE Elaine Brook & Julie Donnelly 1987 1st ed DJ Fine
By BROOK Elaine & DONNELLY Julie
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London, 1986, 1st edition. 223 pp, many color photos, bibliography. The authors' winter trek to the 18,000 foot summit of Kala Patthar.

Kala Patthar, meaning 'black rock' in Nepali and Hindi, is a notable landmark located on the south ridge of Pumori in the Nepalese Himalayas above Gorakshep. Although not a proper mountain, with a prominence of only 10 m (33 ft), the ascent of Kala Patthar is very popular with trekkers in the region of Mount Everest since it provides the most accessible closeup view of Everest.

Due to the structure of the Everest Massif, its high summit is blocked by Nuptse from much of the surrounding region. The views of Everest, Nuptse and Changtse are spectacular from Kala Patthar and there are glimpses of the northern flank and summit of Lhotse. The world's highest webcam, Mount Everest webcam, is located here. Hardcover, DJ, Fine.

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