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Yaks carrying to ABC
View of ABC at 6200m from the North Col
Climbing fixed ropes on the North Col at 6500m
Basecamp in Tibet – North face of Everest in the distance
Climbing to the North Col at 7000m
The second step at 8610m
At 8800m on the rock traverse to the final summit ridge
View from the summit of Everest – prayer flags are the colored scarves
Standing on top of the third step – camp 3 just visible in the distance.
Descending the rock traverse at 8800m, its a 3000m fall from here down to the Rongbuk glacier
Traverses around between the 2nd step and the 1st step. This is awkward climbing with crampons and thick gloves as you traverse the downward sloping rock slabs.
8750m on the descent of the North East Ridge – its a 3000m fall from here
Approaching the 3rd rock step at 8710m
An exhausted Jim Morrow escaping the death zone in 2011 with frost bitten fingers after a failed summit attempt
Sun rising over the 3rd step and the summit pyramid of Everest North East Ridge
View of North Face of Everest from around 150km on the drive into basecamp in Tibet
Tent life at 8300m
Climbing the famous ladder on the 2nd step at 8610m
Descending the exit cracks on the North East Ridge
View from summit looking down South Ridge into Nepal
View from the summit looking down North East ridge into Tibet
All photos copyright to Grant ‘Axe’ Rawlinson