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I posted a photo a couple days back of the summit section of Everest's Northeast Ridge, in the clouds. Here is the same photo taken 2 years later with "the view"
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Here is my buddy George topping out the 2nd Step. The original ladder placed by the Chinese in 1975 was a bit short and required some sweet rock moves to top out. Top stepping the ladder, a big airy step out right onto a little edge, a mitten jam in a wide crack beside an overhanging boulder, backstep onto a good ledge then pull the lip. A short but fun boulder problem way off the deck. A new ladder was placed beside the old one and now bypasses those moves, allowing for more rapid progress.
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This is a blurry image of my buddies climbing the second step. It was probably 5-5:30 am, the sun was coming up and I was trying to take pictures without the flash.
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The North Col and camp 1 are located on top of this wall. Mellow climbing, good skiing.
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The North Ridge snow ramp stops at 7500 meters. Camp 2 is located in the rocks above the snow ramp 7600-7800 meters. The route thens traverses to a couloir leading up to highcamp on the rock slabs of the North Face at 8300 meters.
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I've always liked this image, even though it is too dark and out of focus. If you know where to look you can see a climber topping out the 1st Step, and more climbers approaching Mushroom Rock and the sketchy traverse from Mushroom Rock to the bottom of the 2nd Step. The photo was taken from atop the 2nd Step. Northeast Ridge 8650 meters.
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Nearing 8000 meters, summit is on the right.
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Best of luck to all that are hanging out in this cool place
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Approaching the tallest place on Earth, summit of Everest. In the clouds, no view. Tremendous vibe. Sometimes things aren't the way you thought they'd be.
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The North Col and camp 1 are located on top of this wall. Mellow climbing, good skiing.
#Qomolangma
#Chomolungma
#Sagarmatha
#PeakXV
#Everest

Approaching the start of the route on the North side of Everest. Summit is visible high center.
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Advanced Base Camp on the North side of Everest. The summit is visible from camp which helps to keep morale high. It was so cool to look up there and see the plume coming off the top.
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Nearing 8000 meters, summit is on the right.
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Everest North Ridge 2004. The team had made an agreement to use the fixed ropes. Even though the terrain was easy we still had to use them to prevent any slips from turning into falls. This was good practice. A couple years later I had a partner that was "too cool" to use fixed ropes and he fell a long way. We rescued him and his trip was over. His life was nearly over too.
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Looking down the North Ridge.
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The North Ridge snow ramp stops at 7500 meters. Camp 2 is located in the rocks above the snow ramp 7600-7800 meters. The route thens traverses to a couloir leading up to highcamp on the rock slabs of the North Face at 8300 meters.
#Qomolangma
#Chomolungma
#Sagarmatha
#PeakXV
#Everest

Here is my buddy George topping out the 2nd Step. The original ladder placed by the Chinese in 1975 was a bit short and required some sweet rock moves to top out. Top stepping the ladder, a big airy step out right onto a little edge, a mitten jam in a wide crack beside an overhanging boulder, backstep onto a good ledge then pull the lip. A short but fun boulder problem way off the deck. A new ladder was placed beside the old one and now bypasses those moves, allowing for more rapid progress.
#Qomolangma
#Chomolungma
#Sagarmatha
#PeakXV
#Everest

I've always liked this image, even though it is too dark and out of focus. If you know where to look you can see a climber topping out the 1st Step, and more climbers approaching Mushroom Rock and the sketchy traverse from Mushroom Rock to the bottom of the 2nd Step. The photo was taken from atop the 2nd Step. Northeast Ridge 8650 meters.
#Qomolangma
#Chomolungma
#Sagarmatha
#PeakXV
#Everest

Best of luck to all that are hanging out in this cool place
#Qomolangma
#Chomolungma
#Sagarmatha
#PeakXV
#Everest

This is a blurry image of my buddies climbing the second step. It was probably 5-5:30 am, the sun was coming up and I was trying to take pictures without the flash.
#Qomolangma
#Chomolungma
#Sagarmatha
#PeakXV
#Everest

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