Morning Snow, Pheriche - Nepal
The spring morning dawns with a fresh layer of snow in the valley near Pheriche. During the next eight hours there would be three helicopter flights to this area to evacuate injured and altitude-stricken trekkers from the Khumbu, back to Kathmandu. Even one of the locals was transported because of a complex elbow fracture sustained in a fall from a snowy tin roof while clearing snow. Even this beautifully transient amount of snow can be dangerous.