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Summit ridge from south summit
This picture was taken from just below the south summit, a perfect rest spot sheltered from the wind under the slightly over-hanging wall of the south summit.

The photo shows the amazing queues on 19 May 2009. Reportedly the busiest summit day in history with 88 summits, all from the south side.


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Voted 10/10

Reminds me of the crowds climbing the Half Dome cables on a weekend.
Posted Jun 7, 2009 10:12 am

MarcsoltanIt reminds me of...


Voted 10/10

The Nose of El Cap on a nice spring day.
Too much waiting to go for your pitch. Not for me.
Posted Jun 7, 2009 6:27 pm

96avs01Re: It reminds me of...


Voted 10/10

Cables of Half Dome come to mind...

BTW, nice shot!
Posted Jun 14, 2009 9:38 pm

lcarreauVery much over-rated


Voted 10/10

if you ask me. Because its there?

Well, what if it wasn't there; would we indeed
dream that it WAS there ???

I gave it the 10/10 (anyway) for effort.
Posted Jun 8, 2009 12:43 am



Voted 10/10

A great photo under difficult conditions. Despite the crowds, I think would be absolutely amazing to climb that ridge and look over Lhotse and Nuptse. Well done.
Posted Jun 8, 2009 2:39 am



Voted 10/10

super foto!
Posted Jun 8, 2009 5:57 am



Voted 10/10

I like how this pic shows the route up clearly. Musta been a loooong summit day.
Posted Jun 8, 2009 7:05 am

Nyle WaltonOh hum!

Nyle Walton

Hasn't voted

I can see that climbing Everest is no longer an exceptional achievement. In good weather, the summit must be awefully crowded. It is hardly worth the struggle. I think I'll save my $65,000 and spend it on good car.
Posted Jun 8, 2009 11:06 am

ChristianRodriguezRe: Oh hum!


Voted 10/10

or climb LOTS of 7000´s (meters) mountains nearby.
Posted Jun 17, 2009 12:01 am

Ejnar FjerdingstadWith that

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Voted 10/10

many climbers, I think the Nepalese ought to build a hut on the South Col, and stock it with a lot of oxygen, fuel and food (flown in per helicopter, that's what they use in the Alps now). That might save a lot of lives if the weather suddenly goes bad. Also, since most people climb the mountain by means of a fixed rope laid out by Sherpas anyway, they might as well take the next step and fix a permanent steel wire all the way (making it the worlds' highest ferrata). There are always the other routes for people who consider this too tame!
Posted Jun 8, 2009 12:41 pm

alpinelightGreat photo


Voted 10/10

Crazy situation. Not for me. Looks like mankind, not man vs mountain.
Posted Jun 13, 2009 2:09 pm

ChristianRodriguezRe: Great photo


Voted 10/10

money vs mountain
Posted Jun 17, 2009 12:06 am



Voted 10/10

pretty amazing photo - I had to really look closely to actually see the long line to the summit. Congratulations to you for doing it. I have never been close to that high but I can imagine the effort and stamina it took to get there
Posted Jun 14, 2009 11:20 am

BigRobNice pic


Voted 10/10

A little crowded for me. Not to take anything away from those who have climbed Everest. Looks like a freeway.
Posted Jun 16, 2009 4:30 pm

ChristianRodriguezSad but true.


Voted 10/10

Image is great, but is sad to see HUGE quantities of people there. I can imagine the tons of "trash and shit" = money.
Posted Jun 17, 2009 12:10 am



Voted 10/10

This photo is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

It also shows why I have no interest in climbing Everest - how can you have a real mountain experience in this environment when you're surrounded by people?! I thought waiting in lines was something you left back in civilization.
Posted Jun 17, 2009 3:37 pm

nartrebthat's only half!


Voted 10/10

I count 44 people in this shot!
Posted Jun 17, 2009 4:01 pm

Matthew Van HornRob Hall

Matthew Van Horn

Hasn't voted

Is Rob Hall's body still on the South summit?
Posted May 18, 2011 11:46 pm

MarmadukeVery nice photo


Voted 10/10

I think most people have dissdain for Everest because of the commercialism and the cost. Saying it's not a relavant climb or it's easy or there's not much to it I think is a bit of a joke. Everything I've read and seen is it's still a technical climb in many areas, altitude obviously plays a part and if it were like some here say it is, then why have some of the best climbers not summited? It's an impressive climb. Again, nice photo.
Posted May 19, 2011 12:46 am

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