Erik fealing fis way up the mountian on a model replica.
Michael Brown spotting out his best shot.
Michael Brown hangang around.
Michael Brown Setting up a shot.
Mani Stone with Kongdi Ri in the background.
Ama Dablam or Mother's Jewel Box in the Sherpa Language. Named for the glacier and serac hanging from the peak. This towering peak is nearly 7,000-ft shorter than Everest.
Bridge near Thyangboche Monestary with Ama Dablam. This bridge was replaced with a modern version in June 2001.
May 24, 8:20pm: As the sun sets over Shishapangma and Cho Oyu we prepare to depart from Camp IV in the South Col. Thunderstorms over Nepal should have been a warning.
Erik Weihenmayer says a few words to the camera including an "I Love You" to his wife Ellen before heading out into the cold and wind.
During the night we are slammed by a powerful storm. By morning the clouds begin to part. This is where Sherm Bull made his now famous quote, "If you want good weather go to Central Park in June!"
Erik arriving at the South Summit. This is after the whole team actually went down hill for a few steps to allow me a better shot. Thanks guys!
Luis Benitez and Jeff Evans Climbing down the back side of the South Summit, Makulu in the background
Luis, Erik and Jeff working their way along the South East Ridge toward the Hillary Step.
The Summit of Mount Everest. Erik Weihenmayer, Eric Alexander, Luis Benitez, Michael Brown and Jeff Evans together on the summit.
Jeff says, "Here we are the apex of the planet, the center of the cosmos, you did it man, so many people doubted you you did it." Eric Alexander reminds the group that, "We're only half-way there guys."
Erik holds his mask up in victory on the summit of Mount Everest.
Starting down again as whipping clouds and wind close in.
Storm over the summit. Everest sticks up so high that any storm starts earlier and leaves later than any of the surrounding areas.
Didrik Johnck making his way down across the Geneva Spur. Later this day we were hit by an even more powerful storm.