Just a few hours from the summit, I captured this short clip, generally on the summit night I was focusing on the task at hand, Every ounce of energy mattered so even the process of retrieving the camera, removing a glove and capturing a picture seemed like energy that could be better spent on steps towards the summit. I look back and wish albeit without regret for how I made my choices, that I had more images but the handful I did get will mean something. The man in the blue down suit is Tamting Sherpa, one of the strongest, safest and soundest men on the mountain. We worked together from camp 4 till we got back to camp 4. He was the perfect guide for me, keeping watchful eye over how I worked, minimal conversation if any, and safe as I could hope for. Nobody climbs these mountains with these high altitude workers. Even the 'solo' 'unsupported' climbs are using the work of the Ice Doctors to camp 2 and of course the porters and staff at Base Camp and often above also. I hate the word Hero when it comes to sport, as ultimately it's a choice and it's for oneself, but if there are heroes on the mountains it's these guys. #everest17 #everest #sherpa #mountainclimbing #mounteverstofficial
Ps. Can you spot the people on the side of the ridge just about half way between me and the summit?