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

About the Author

Ash Routen

Ash Routen

Ash Routen is an outdoor and adventure writer from the UK specialising in adventurous travel and expeditions, such as mountaineering, polar travel, and ocean crossings. Ash juggles a day job as a public health scientist with this second career in outdoor writing.

His words have featured in national newspapers, national and international outdoor and adventure magazines, and various websites. Bylines include Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Outside Magazine, Rock and Ice, and Red Bull.

Alongside writing, Ash also spends some time undertaking his own adventures, and completed a 640 km foot crossing of a frozen Lake Baikal in 2018. His next arctic journey is a 700 km trek along the coast of Baffin Island in Canada.

Read more at www.ashrouten.com

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