Photo Diary – Griffith on Everest, Week 2

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British climber and photographer Jon Griffith is attempting the Everest-Lhotse traverse this season with Sherpa Tenji. Griffith plans to live-stream and record the ascent in Virtual Reality 3D, in memory of his close friend Ueli Steck.

Here is a selection of Jon’s photographs from week two on the mountain.

Tenji weaving through a maze of crevasses. Photo: Jon Griffith

Tenji takes in the full moon over the Lhotse Face from Camp 2. Photo: Jon Griffith

Tenji on the move in the Western Cwm. Photo: Jon Griffith

A sundog with Lhotse behind. Photo: Jon Griffith

Ueli Steck’s stupa, Lobuche. Photo: Jon Griffith

Memorial plaque for Ueli Steck, Lobuche. Photo: Jon Griffith

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Ash Routen

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