A young monk at Tengboche accepts David Breashears offer to take a wide-angle gander at his monastery's courtyard. Based on how long Breashears had been looking into the machine, the monk expected something more enthralling to be inside the box.

Find this and other spectacular pictures from the expedition in "Everest: Mountain Without Mercy" published by National Geographic. For more information, link to National Geographic on our "Links and Merchandise" page.