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National Geographic: Expedition to Everest

  1. The sun sets over the west shoulder of Everest (right) and Nuptse, a neighboring peak.
  2. At dawn, a sliver of moon shines above the Western Cwm.
  3. At dawn, a Sherpa runs uphill across a ladder spanning a crevasse at the top of the Khumbu Icefall.
  4. Sherpas’ headlamps illuminate the Khumbu Icefall early in the morning. 
  5. Sherpas may pass through the Khumbu 30 or 40 times this season to carry up our food and tents.