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View from Camp 3 on Everest, Tibet 7th December 2006

4 Responses to “View from Camp 3 on Everest, Tibet”

  1. 1

    Waiting an extra 24 hours in the death zone I would not wish for anyone. But maybe it was worth it for this shot? Beautiful!

  2. 2

    This shot is magic. You are really lucky to have been there.
    By the way, how does the camera behave in such a cold weather ? Did you have to protect it in special ways ?

  3. 3

    Thanks MC & Regis. Actually the camera body worked fine and is rugged enough to handle some abuse, problem is the battery, which you have to keep on your body until the moment you actually shoot. And of course take care about the lenses fogging up or catching snow and rocks :-)

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    Jeff Ambrose:

    By far the greatest from the tent picture I have ever seen.

  • Canon EOS 20D
  • 0.003 s (1/400) (1/400)
  • f/8.0
  • shutter priority (semi-auto)
  • 100
  • 2005:06:01 16:57:12
  • matrix
  • 50.00 (50/1)
  • Auto Exposure
View from Camp 3 on Everest, Tibet

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This is taken from the highest campsite in the world! 8300m or about 27,000ft above sealevel, this is the altitude where many planes fly and other do not even get to, looking down on the weather instead of getting bothered by it :-)
We had planned to go for the summit the nigh before, but when waking up at midnight the storm was so incredible strong that we could not leave our tents for the next hours and when it got better it was too late to go up safely. So we waited until the next night and just before sunset I could capture a part of the wonderful view that was opening around us, straight from my tent that was perched on a sloping rock-platform.

Only a small part of the view actually as it was taken with a 20D and a 50mm lens (80mm effectively), but somehow this narrow cut out gives a better sense of space. In the upper left corner you can see part of the Cho Oyu massif (8201m), on the right is Changtse, more than 7500m high, but from here it looks like a small hill…

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