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Kala Pattar I

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A: Kala Pattar

by andrey air_man, less than 10 meters away

Kala Pattar

B: Kala Pattar 5550

by andrey air_man, less than 10 meters away

Kala Pattar 5550

C: Kala Pattar all

by andrey air_man, 100 meters away

Kala Pattar all

D: Kala Patthar Sunrise

by Arroz Marisco, 400 meters away

Late sunrise over at Kala Patthar proper - the view is a bit more restricted comparing to the souther...

Kala Patthar Sunrise

E: Kala Patthar

by Peter Hamel, 610 meters away

Kala Patthar

F: Everest View, Kala Patthar Northern Ridge

by Arroz Marisco, 660 meters away

Kala Patthar, a shoulder adjoining Pumonri (7161m) is a popular place to see Mt Everest. To the left ...

Everest View, Kala Patthar Northern Ridge

G: Everest View from Kala Patthar Southern Ridge, Nepal

by Arroz Marisco, 970 meters away

Taken from the Southern ridge of Kala Patthar, Mt Everest(8848m)- that distinct pyramid of brown gran...

Everest View from Kala Patthar Southern Ridge, Nepal

H: Kala Pattar 2

by andrey air_man, 1.2 km away

Kala Pattar 2

I: Gorak Shep

by Arroz Marisco, 2.0 km away

This is the launching pad for the slog up to Kala Patthar for most trekkers hopping to get a glimpse ...

Gorak Shep

J: Gorak Shep 5140m

by andrey air_man, 2.0 km away

Gorak Shep 5140m

This panorama was taken in Asia

This is an overview of Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.

Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?

China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.

Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.

I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.

The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.

China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.

Text by Steve Smith.

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