Sending a big Happy Birthday to John…

Sending a big Happy Birthday to John...

Sending a big Happy Birthday to John Griber! I’ve had great times in the high mountains with lots of people, and #Everest 2009 was no exception. John and I shared a tent at the South Col, where we were delayed by a day by weather and got the opportunity to tour around the nooks and crannies of the Col to gaze down the #Kangshung Face and east to #Kanchenjunga and beyond. The next day we went to the summit, scrambling up and over and around lines of climbers to avoid some of the chaos and get the shots we needed for @eddiebauer of our climbers, @ed_viesturs and Peter Whittaker. We reached the top in beautiful weather, spent about 2 hours up there shooting, and then descended to Camp. But, the day was not over as we ended up helping the indefatigable @benegas_brothers with a rescue of another climber. But, all the while, #Griber kept up his characteristic good humor, making me laugh even when I would’ve preferred to cry. Sending you great birthday wishes, my friend, and hope to see you soon. | In this photo, John gazes up toward the South Summit at sunrise with #Makalu dominating the background. #liveyouradventure #mounteverest #bestmountainartists #Nepal

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About the Author : Jake NortonClimber, guide, photographer, speaker, founder of www.Challenge21.com, and - most importantly - husband and father.View all posts by Jake Norton

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