No Mountain top too high, my Love|
Jun 4, 2005 13: 20 EST
"Wherever you go my love,
I will follow too,
No mountain top too high, my love
No arctic night to fierce,
For I will follow you, my love
Till death my heart does pierce..."
So goes, (or something like it), a favorite explorers' love poem. There are folks who really mean it too and here are the pictures to prove it!
Bride Moni Mulepati, 24, and groom Pem Dorjee Sherpa, 23, exchanged their vows at the summit of Everest on Monday. “We were there only for 10 minutes, just enough for us to get married and our friends to take pictures of us,” Mulepati told The Associated Press on Friday.
The groom put traditional red powder on the bride's forehead — for Nepalese the equivalent of exchanging rings. According to local media, the couple had kept the wedding plans secret - it was an inter-caste marriage without the consent of the parents (hey, what's wrong with Las Vegas?).
Well, in the end it's all good. The world media broke the news to the couple’s folks leaving them little choice but to agree, and the newly wed are now heading for a honeymoon at the North Pole (just kidding).
The couple was part of the Rotary Centennial Everest Expedition. Moni also became the first non-Sherpa Nepalese girl to summit Mt Everest.
Wedding pictures of bride Moni Mulepati, 24, and groom Pem Dorjee Sherpa, 23 at Everest summit May 30, 11 a.m. local time, courtesy of Pemba Sherpa.