Krzysztof Filla Photo Gallery
"The most dangerous worldviews are the worldviews of those
Nepal in popular culture sometimes is called "the roof of the world". On its terraine there are 8 out of all 14 eight-thousanders including the famous Mt. Everest towering over all of them. The land is squeezed between two giant and powerful nations - India and China (Tibet) that rub their hands to have more influence there or even gobble it up into its territory. Despite it, Nepal tries to signify its independence in different manners, for example to keep the time zone 15 min ahead from India. But nevertheless, the cultural heritage of the southern neighbour has its profound impact on the culture of Nepal. Contrary to the popular believe, the dominant religion of Nepal is Hinduism (81%) and Budhism is represented only by 9% of its population.
TYPE OF EXPEDITION: Tramping, Hiking.
When I was a teenager, I was bitten by a mountain hiking bug. After climbing Mt.Blanc (4810 m.) in the year 1995 I felt the desire to experience altitude above 6000 m. and see the roof of the world. I packed my tent and trekking boots and hit the road by land to India and Nepal. There I trekked to Anapurna Base Camp (ABC) and Mt. Everest BC for almost 2 weeks (one way) trekking from Jiri (the village where a bus can not go any further) to the glacier from which expeditions leave to the Chomolungma (the Tibetan name of Mt.Everest). This is the trekking during, which one of my cameras (Praktika BX20s) stopped working due to a mechanical malfunction and in my second camera (Olympus mju II) the buttery went flat. As a result, I was going back from EBC and carried 2 cameras, that I was not able to use. Despite this, that trip was an inspiration to traveling photography and definitely I was bitten by photography bug.
TYPE OF EXPEDITION: Backpacking, hiking.
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