Images from Everest

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Yaks carrying to ABC

Yaks carrying to ABC

View of ABC from the North Col

View of ABC at 6200m from the North Col

Climbing fixed ropes on the North Col at 6500m

Climbing fixed ropes on the North Col at 6500m

Basecamp in Tibet - North face of Everest in the distance

Basecamp in Tibet – North face of Everest in the distance

Climbing to the North Col at 7000m

Climbing to the North Col at 7000m

The second step

The second step at 8610m

At 8800m on the rock traverse to the final summit ridge

At 8800m on the rock traverse to the final summit ridge

View from the summit - prayer flags are the colored scarves

View from the summit of Everest – prayer flags are the colored scarves

Standing on top of the third step

Standing on top of the third step – camp 3 just visible in the distance.

Descending the rock traverse at 8800m

Descending the rock traverse at 8800m, its a 3000m fall from here down to the Rongbuk glacier

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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 n the descent of the North East Ridge - its a 3000m fall from here

8750m on the descent of the North East Ridge – its a 3000m fall from here

Approaching the 3rd rock step

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

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

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

View of North Face of Everest from around 150km on the drive into basecamp in Tibet

Tent life at 8300m

Tent life at 8300m

Climbing the ladder on the 2nd step

Climbing the  famous ladder on the 2nd step at 8610m

Descending the exit cracks on the North East Ridge

Descending the exit cracks on the North East Ridge

View from summit looking down South Ridge into Nepal

View from summit looking down South Ridge into Nepal

View from the summit looking down North East ridge into Tibet

View from the summit looking down North East ridge into Tibet

All photos copyright to Grant ‘Axe’ Rawlinson

  1. Love your Everest photographs. I am really missing you on my radar. Please write a blog of your recent activities. You look very smart in your pink shirt. Are you following anyone special this Everest season. It must be strange reliving your own adventures at this time last year. Do you wish you were there or are you glad it’s over? Cheers Kate

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    • Hi Kate! Nice to hear from you. I am following Everest from a distance but have some great new projects I am working on which have me very excited. Won’t take place till next year probably as lots of training and planning and preparation to do. I am in USA currently for one week traveling the beautiful coastline of California. Will post a blog about the trip shortly. Have a great day Kate and thanks for dropping in!

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  2. As we can see on several images above, the third step is packed with dead bodies, and so is the whole route. It must be f..n hard to continue your way up as you pass those bodies.

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