This is the Tibetan side of Mount Everest where tents are pitched in deep snow. This is how they had their tents set up in the book, and this helps me visualize the setting and scene of the book better.
Mt Everest m), mountain In Nepal. The highest mountain in the world, the local residents called Himal Sagarmatha_Mt Everest m), hegység Nepálban. A legmagasabb hegy a világon, helyi lakosok Sagarmatha Himal-nak is nevezik.
Crossing a crevasse in the Khumbu Icefall, metres ft) on the Nepali slopes of Mount Everest not far above Base Camp and southwest of the summit. The icefall is regarded as one of the most dangerous stages of the South Col route to Everest's summit.
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.