What you are looking at in the photo above is Lukla Airport, notable for earning the nickname “Most Dangerous Airport in the World.”
It earned this name not just because of the incredibly short runway and its steep angle that comes at airplanes like a wall. Planes fly here in mountain weather; unpredictable high crosswinds that blow them off course, rain that could freeze on contact, and blinding fog through which they have to navigate past vertical walls of Himalayan mountainsides like a maze of canyons.
There are plenty of photos and videos of planes landing on this “airstrip,” but none convey what you experience when you stand there and watch a propeller plane descend. However, this 360 image gives you the “full picture.” By looking around, you get that perspective – and put on a VR headset, and you are there.
Everest in Smoke
The personal experience you just enjoyed above is why our work with the Himalayan Stove Project (HSP) is so important. We now invite you to step inside a Nepali home where an HSP clean cook stove has been installed with proper ventilation.
These images are just the start. We were able to capture fully immersive 360 Video of our experience in Nepal. We spent over a month in Kathmandu visiting the incredible temples, monasteries, and walking the streets. Then, for the second half we flew to the Khumbu where we hiked the trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp.
It was along this arduous trail to the tallest mountain on earth where we visited HSP’s most admirable efforts. This is where HSP distributed stoves to the most remote locations in this region, the places where they are needed most.
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