The Foreign Service Journal - June 2014 - page 94

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JUNE 2014
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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
LOCAL LENS
BY JANICE ANDERSON
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KHUMBU KHOLA VALLEY, NEPAL
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his view of Nepal’s Khumbu Khola Valley, at an elevation of about 14,500 feet, was
recorded six days into the Everest Base Camp Trek my husband and I took recently.
It was a beautiful day, and the colors struck me as absolutely amazing. Cholatse and
Arakam are the two peaks visible; at this point Everest was still elusive. A couple of
days later, we reached Base Camp and a little beyond, finally climbing to 18,513 feet at Kala Pat-
thar. The entire hike took 11 days, and we were fortunate (in late November/early December) to
have few crowds and perfect weather. I took this photograph with a Canon PowerShot S100.
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Janice Anderson joined the Foreign Service in 2006. Now in training for an assignment in Angola, she
has served in Rwanda, India and Denmark. Her husband, Jerry, is the captain of an 800-foot commer-
cial cargo ship that carries Christmas trees, pigs, cars, frozen food and anything else that will fit into a
container back and forth from the United States mainland to Hawaii, Guam and China.
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