…at first sight – 3.25.2012

We did a scenic flight of Everest on Sunday morning and for the first time I laid eyes directly on my objective for the past many months and years.  It was a surreal feeling.  Hard to describe… reverence, awe, terror, excitement, thankfulness, hope, inspiration.  All of these at once and more.  It certainly looks huge, even from 23,000′ in an airplane.  The iconic plume of snow trailing from the wind-swept summit like the many Buddhist prayer flags in Nepal reminded me that it is time to put all of the preparation and training to work and go “eat the elephant one bite at a time.”  Bistari, bistari…

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