The day we headed for Base Camp the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. Blue skies with whispy clouds and warm enough not to trouble us too much. The mountains reached up to the sky particularly on our right and before too long Everest came into sight.
About an hour before we reached Base Camp we were presented with an awesome sight, although everything we’d seen so far was awesome this was right up there with the awesomeist.
As I’ve since found out it was a circumzenithal arc. A what you ask – well, to those of us who are scientifically challenged it was an inverted rainbow. But apparently (according to Wikipedia, so correct me if I’m wrong) it has nothing to do with rain but is caused by the refraction of sunlight through horizontally-oriented ice crystals.
Pretty cool huh – thought you might like to see it.
That is really special
It certainly was a sight to behold.
Loving your updates Pam, I’m re-living our trip! Emma
Thanks Emma – I can’t stop going through the photos and every time I remember something different 🙂
looks like a mere hillock 8-).
But seriously, the more I see your photos, the more I worry about our own trip in October. x
Don’t let it worry you Keith, you’ll cope fine and while you’re there you just get on with it you don’t really stop to consider the enormity of it all.
Wow. I am without words. Spectacular doesn’t do it justice!
(as i roll “circumzenithal arc” on my tongue.)
It is a wonderful word isn’t it?