Christophe Noel walked 17,000 feet in the Himalayas to stand at the base of Mount Everest 18 days prior to his diagnosis with type 1 diabetes. Luckily for us, he marked the day of his diagnosis as the launching point to continue his journey around the world. As a professional photographer and avid cyclist, he has gone on assignment for the government of Peru, traveled Ecuador by motorbike, and captured the landscapes of Iceland.
Photos From The Base of Everest to cycling adventures around the world
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- That is mount Everest just barely peeking over the central ridge with Nupste and Lotshe (left to right) in the foreground. This was taken from a high altitude helicopter, my camera sticking out of an open window vent at an altitude of roughly 16,000 feet.
- One of my many flights in and out of Lukla, Nepal the gateway to the Khumbu Valley, also known as the world's most dangerous airport. Google: Lukla airport for videos.
- San Juan mountains of Colorado.
- 144 days into my T1 diagnosis. Photo assignment for the government of Peru. Trekked to 16,400 feet in the Cordillera Blanca of the Peruvian Andes.
- 18 days prior to T1 diagnosis I walked to 17,000 feet in the Himalayas of Nepal to the foot of Mt. Everest. Location: Just above Namche in the Khumbu Valley.
- Landmannalauger, Iceland. The multi-colored volcanic mountains of the Fjallabak Natural Preserve where I completed a 400 mile self supported mountain bike tour on a prototype mountain bike.
- Landmannalauger, Iceland - (Same description as #6)
- 215 days into T1. Motorcycle tour Ecuador. Riding Incan Pavement, roads which were centuries old. Rode from the Amazon Basin to passes over 15,000 feet tall.
- Skogar waterfall. Southern coast, Iceland.
- This is Mount Huandoy near Yuangay, Peru in the Cordillera Blanca range of the Andes. I believe 21,000 feet tall. As seen from the Llanganuco Mountain Lodge last July.