Lhotse at sunset
Here’s some more of the spectacular Western Cwm!
Climbing the Lhotse Face. The tents of Camp 2 are smeared in the rocks on the right. Just going from one end of camp to another takes an hour in this rarefied air.
Folds document the compression between the Indian Subcontinent and Asia, creating the Himalaya.
Everest gets blasted by the jet stream.
Climbing the Lhotse Face in deteriorating conditions. The winds of the jet stream made the way to Camp 3 very serious.
When the going gets tough, the tough put on goggles and get down.
Teams retreat from the Lhotse Face as the jet stream closes in.
The lunarscape near Camp 2 during a storm.
Ready to head down after 9 days up the mountain.
Dropping into the icefall.
This has to be the only place that ladder usage is so common. Only on Everest.
Chortens memorialize lost Everest climbers near Lobuche