Dr. Peter Hartrey's talk on the
at the Coffee Morning on Thursday, October 31, 2013

(All Images Copyright © 2013 Peter Hartrey)

DR. PETER HARTREY told us about his adventures trekking in the Himalayas.
90 members came to hear this most interesting talk.

Peter, his wife and, more recently together with their young son, have been trekking in the Himalayas for many years. This has led to a keen interest in the wild flowers of the region.

As he is a very accomplished speaker and photographer the talk kept us enthralled and the pictures were brilliant (See a small selection below).

blue poppy

The famous Himalayan Blue Poppy, Meconopsis horridula.


A high altitude member of the Daisy Family, Waldheimia glabra, found throughout the Himalayas.

scree slopes

Scree slopes plunge steeply into Tshola Lake
near Everest Base Camp.

gokyo valley

The fourth lake in the Gokyo Valley where we camped for a night.

khumbu glacier

Everest's dark summit pyramid (centre).
The Khumbu Glacier curls round the base of Nuptse peak below.

cho oyu

Early morning view of Cho Oyu, the world's 6th highest peak,
on the Tibetan border.


The summit of Everest, just visible over the soaring north west ridge of Nuptse. Taken from the 1953 Base Camp at Gorak Shep.

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