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I have uploaded a bunch of my favorite – or just fun – shots already to the "Random Images" gallery accessible at right. I’ll keep uploading images about once a week – If you see something on my photography site that you want elaborated on, please contact me and I’ll put it up here.

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OK, today’s photo is another one from Everest. After two expeditions to the mountain – and two failed attempts on the summit – I was hired in the Spring of 2002 to shoot images for Discovery and the 2002 American Women’s No Boundaries expedition.

It was a great trip, climbing with my good friends from International Mountain Guides, and it was my first expedition to the Southeast Ridge…quite a treat!

On the morning of May 18, my teammate Karma Rita Sherpa and I broke trail through fresh snow above the Balcony. We continued climbing ahead of the group so I could take photos of them from above. At about 6:45 AM, we crested the 28,750 foot South Summit…and I got a view I had been waiting for for a long, long time. It was the shadow of Everest itself stretching to the western horizon as the sun rose behind me to the east. I captured some images and continued climbing…We reached the summit 40 minutes later, but that little patch of snow in no way compared to the stunning view we had below.

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