The sound of a glacier moving
Art We There Yet?

The Sound of a Glacier

What does a glacier sound like? The sound of a glacier moving is mesmerizing and humbling.  We were crossing the Ngozumpa Glacier in the Nepalese Himalaya, when we passed close to a glacial pool and heard a curious sound.  It sounded like the cross between a gulp and a boom. “Wow, could that be the ice?” …

Art We There Yet?

Music on the Mountainside – “Wildflowers” by Tom Petty

“Wildflowers” by Tom Petty, Sung on a Mountainside in the Himalayas of Nepal Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” has always resounded very strongly with me.  A bit of a personal mantra.  I believe it’s important to make promises with oneself.  Sometimes you run astray; sometimes you are dead on-track.  But the personal mantra remains the same, reminding …

Art We There Yet?

Everest, Here We Come!

Everest, Here We Come! Today we scurried around Kathmandu getting the last bits of gear we needed to head to Everest Base Camp in the morning! Two mornings ago, we left our life in China.  Saying goodbye to friends was difficult, as we really did build a family in China.  But traveling feet get itchy …