We Found a Hidden Stash of Chuck Norris Dolls, So We're Giving Them Away!
Warehouse find: 13 Chuck Norris plush dolls - Win one in by entering an upcoming NeatoMail giveaway. Hurry! One time deal: once they're gone, they're gone!

Everest 2012

A team from National Geographic magazine is on the way up Mt. Everest as we watch! You are invited to go along with them by following each day's progress on the special Field Test blog for the expedition.
The two-month expedition seeks to repeat the historic climb of the 1963 National Geographic-sponsored American Mount Everest Expedition, almost 50 years after that first American ascent. Mountaineer Conrad Anker and photographer Cory Richards will attempt the risky West Ridge route. At the same time a second team with additional climbers from The North Face and National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins will take on the mountain’s Southeast Ridge.

Updates and photographs from the expedition will be included in the May and June issues of the magazine, and on the website. Neatorama is delighted to show you some photographs from both the 1963 expedition and the 2012 expedition. The images are from the "On Everest" Field Test section of the May edition of National Geographic magazine for iPad.

First, a couple of photographs from the 1963 Expedition.


Photo by Barry Bishop/National Geographic
Everest: 1963
Men carry supplies to Everest Base Camp for the 1963 American team.


Photo by Barry Bishop/National Geographic
Everest: 1963
Writhing limestone layers beneath the saw-tooth ridge connecting Lhotse and Nuptse form the famous Yellow Band. Roped together, climbers toil up Lhotse's face with supplies for Camp V in the South Col.

And photographs of the 2012 expedition in progress.


Photo by Samuel Elias
@natgeo on Instagram:
Rest/recovery day in Pheriche - 4240m. Pretty legit views of Kangtega (6685m) and Thamserku (6608m) here. @emilyaharrington photo #OnEverest@thenorthface


Photo by Cory Richards/National Geographic
Dispatch #1: THE TREK IN
Yaks carrying gear over the Khumbu Glacier en route from Kathmandu to the Everest Base Camp.


Photo by Samuel Elias
@natgeo on Instagram:
@coryrichards on assignment photographing the #fullmoon rising over the #Khumbu glacier. #OnEverest @thenorthface @bookofsamuel image


Photo by Cory Richards National Geographic
Dispatch #1: THE TREK IN
Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu Glacier glow beneath a full moon.

You can see additional photos in a gallery at NatGeo.

Saying Goodbye at Everest Base Camp

(YouTube link)

Follow the expedition in the "On Everest" Field Test section of the May edition of National Geographic magazine for iPad.

Image credit: National Geographic.


Commenting is closed.

Email This Post to a Friend

"Everest 2012"


Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window