Here's an unusual picture of a rock cairn - unusual in the sense that Mount Everest is in the background! Now that I think of it, MAYBE the custom of stacking rocks in this very Zen fashion originated in Nepal.
New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay who on 29 May became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest in the Himalayas
Everest - Buddhists believe a goddess lives in the mountain and she decides who summits, who doesn't, who makes it down safely, and who doesn't. She doesn't take kindly to big egos or those who try to "conquer" her. Humble respect always.
"biked from Lhasa Tibet to Kathmandu Nepal and along the way we stayed one night at the Rongbuk Monestary which is about from the Tibetan side Everest base camp. Took this shot just as night was drawing near as the top of Everest was lit up by alpenglow.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa The Grand Canyon Space Needle Rock of Gibraltar Redwood National Park Niagara Falls Mount Fuji Mount Everest Machu Picchu Iguazu Falls Great Wall of China Grand Canal Glacier National Park