Videos tagged with "steep"
Landing & takeoff at Lukla Airport in Nepal. The runway is at a steep angle. This was shot standing behind the large wall at this end of the runway. There's a cliff at the other end. Rated one of the top 5 most dangerous airports in the world!
Tags: Lukla airport, Nepal, Everest Trek, dangerous
The Gaiety of Spirit Book Trailer [01:24]
New from RMB | Rocky Mountain Books The Gaiety of Spirit: The Sherpas of Everest by Frances Klatzel Since the birth of modern mountaineering, the term Sherpa has been used to refer to Himalayan men working as guides on expeditions in and around the area of Mount Everest. Known mostly for their remarkable mountaineering skills and expertis...e, Sherpas are much more than mere high-altitude porters. The Sherpas are an extraordinary ethnic people who settled the remote valleys in the Himalayas about 500 years ago and whose culture is steeped in the rich philosophical traditions of Himalayan Buddhism. As distinguished British Himalayan mountaineer Eric Shipton wrote: " . . . the temperament and character of the Sherpas . . . have won them a large place in the hearts of the Western travellers. Their most enduring characteristic is their extraordinary gaiety of spirit." For three decades, writer and naturalist Frances Klatzel has lived and worked with Sherpas near Mount Everest. During this time, she has gained intimate access and a profound knowledge of the people, helping to create the Sherpa Cultural Centre at Tengboche, the largest Buddhist monastery in the region. Infused with the author's own reflections and experiences, and complete with colour photos highlighting Sherpa life from the metaphysical to the everyday, Gaiety of Spirit will take the reader on a magnificent journey toward a richer level of understanding of Sherpa culture, traditions, symbols, belief and ...
Tags: Canmore, Banff, Rocky Mountain Books, RMB, Frances Klatzel, Kathmandu, Nepal, Sherpa, Tibet
Canyon Swing At The Border Of Nepal And Tibet [02:26]
Right after the bungy jump i made it up the very steep steps back to the bridge to do the canyon swing. this is the highest canyon swing in the world and is even better than the bungy jump. You are in complete free fall for 7 seconds, this is the most thrilling thing i have ever done!!!!!!!
Tags: canyon, swing., the, last, resort., jonathan, euler., nepal.
Nara La Pass [01:33]
It's a long and tiring climb, but the views are your reward! As the trail climbs, the landscape gets more desolate. Trees disappear completely and the landscape looks more and more like Tibet. Sometimes you meet big caravans of mules, dzopa or yaks. You can see the Nara La pass in the distance, but due to the altitude it is still a hard climb to get there. You recognize the pass by the pile of stones (it brings good luck to add one!) and the strings of Tibetan prayer flags, carrying the prayers far away with the strong wind. You have breathtaking views ahead into Tibet and back towards Yari far below. At the other side of the pass, it looks like you are in Tibet. From the pass it's a long descent to Hilsa, close to the border with Tibet. You can choose to take the longer dirt road or a steep shortcut down.
Tags: Nara La, prikluchenie, Humla, Nepal, Trekking
I strapped a camera to my head in Nepal [02:32]
I put a head flashlight on, then fitted a Gorillapod tripod into the elastic, then set the camera going on "movie" setting. The intention was to show the depth of the valleys and the steepness of the hillsides - but in the end I just looked like a plonker. You can see my shadow at one point to prove it.
Tags: nepal, trek, gorillapod, camera, head