Closing in on the half frozen surface of Tilicho Lake, a group of figures greeted us at the top of a small hill right above the shore. Shiva is always recognizable among the millions of Hindu gods (literally, millions of god in the pantheon) because of the trident. Buddha, always pictured with the lotus flower. And Megan with her super classy and culturally sensitive double thumbs up maneuver. We made it to the top. 4900 meters in elevation and nearly 1000 meters in a single climb since that morning, it took us a little over three hours to complete the climb.