<p>"Pictured here is Everest just after the 2014 tragic avalanche that killed 16 high-altitude workers. The glowing mass of tents forms Everest Base Camp, which completely assembles each spring amidst the moving glacial ice and rubble and disassembles at the end of the season. Each tent platform is painstakingly carved out of the ice by the Sherpas before the foreigners arrive, but once complete, it's a veritable city with international chefs prepping sushi, giant party tents with glowing TV screens and libraries, and blanketed wi-fi networks. It was a bustling base camp scene this season, until the unexpected and tragic avalanche hit."</p><p><em>—Renan Ozturk</em></p>

"Pictured here is Everest just after the 2014 tragic avalanche that killed 16 high-altitude workers. The glowing mass of tents forms Everest Base Camp, which completely assembles each spring amidst the moving glacial ice and rubble and disassembles at the end of the season. Each tent platform is painstakingly carved out of the ice by the Sherpas before the foreigners arrive, but once complete, it's a veritable city with international chefs prepping sushi, giant party tents with glowing TV screens and libraries, and blanketed wi-fi networks. It was a bustling base camp scene this season, until the unexpected and tragic avalanche hit."

—Renan Ozturk

Photo by Renan Ozturk

Everest Revealed Photo Gallery by Renan Ozturk

See recent pictures of the Everest experience and Sherpa culture by filmmaker and climber Renan Ozturk.

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