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The name for any number of staging points for attempts on Everest's (Sargamatha's) South Face, commonly near the terminus of the Western Cwm Glacier.

From Lonely Planet's Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya:

        "Everest base camp is not actually a specific
         site. Various expeditions have selected different
         locations for a semipermanent camp during their
         assault on the mountain... The trip to base camp,
         while fascinating, is not as spectacular as the
         ascent of Kala Pattar because there is no view of
         Everest itself from base camp."

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