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Kangchenjunga Magic & Tengkoma

These are mainly from Joel's Fall 2000 Kanchenjunga Magic trek with the four (4!) psychiatrists.
Most pictures in the main area are Joel's, on the navigation bar, mostly Jamie's.

Dawa admires the view while ascending Tengkoma.
(actually, being very strong at altitude, he was waiting for all us slow bastards...)

Jannu is the 'Ama Dablam' or the 'Fishtail' of the Kangchenjunga region, eye-catching and stunning.

 

A happy team. This is the core crew, the guides, kitchen crew and sherpas, not the multitude of porters
(although we are very grateful for the work they did!)

 

Although most of the pictures are mountains, the trek begins and ends in the most picturesque middle hills. I wish every trek was this balanced.

 

Dawa Gyalgen, the star. Dawa has summitted Everest something like five times and came along as our climbing guide. He was our favourite of a superstar crew, always polite and often very funny. A real gentleman. While we were 6215m high, there were some giant mountains behind...

Our camp at Lhonak, 4750m. (The dining tent and kitchen aren't in the picture).

The summit of Tengkoma rears high above us.

 

Yep, Joel really did make the 6215m summit, with Clem and Dawa, Rob R took the pic...
Kangchenjunga in the background.

??, Ram Kaji (our wonderful sirdar for both the 1999 and 2000 treks), ?? and Dawa.

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