Sunrise on summit day found Ed Viesturs well up the southeast ridge, after departing camp IV before midnight. This view, taken by him, includes the ridge's lower reaches (foreground) and the distant summit of Makalu.

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.

 

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