Photo Friday: Thanksgiving Dinner and High Altitude Meals

In the United States, the Thanksgiving holiday represents a day to give thanks for all of our blessings and signals the beginning of the winter holiday season. The day is often celebrated with a traditional turkey dinner in the company of family and friends. In the spirit of Thanksgiving’s gastronomical tradition, GlacierHub took a look at the types of food consumed by climbers on expeditions in high-altitude glacial environments. Eating properly on and before a strenuous climb is an essential part of any successful ascent.

After finishing your pumpkin pie this holiday season, take a look at some of the meals consumed at high elevations from some amazing glacial regions:


Climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson enjoy breakfast high on the mountain (Source: Cory Richards).



A typical setup for on-mountain nutrition while climbing above base camp (Source: TA Loeffler).



A high-altitude tent tea house where basic snacks and tea are served. Everest base camp lies in a Hindu area where the slaughtering of animals is prohibited (Source: MountainIQ).



The traditional Dal Bhat dish, which is commonly consumed in Nepal, Bangladesh and India (Source: 松岡明芳).