Cory Richards laittaa majapaikkansa sinne, minne monet jättävät laittamatta. Instagram-tilistään tunnettu National Geographicin valokuvaaja ja kiipeilijä tarjoilee kuvissaan silmäkarkkia vailla vertaa.
Surrender is a funny thing. We do it constantly without thinking...when we board planes, get in our cars, or cross the street. We surrender to eachother blindly all the time. Surrender in the mountains however has a unique texture. We stare up, calculate the risk, and surrender to the potential consequence. A decision is made to engage with fear and move with it. Fear is rooted in the future... an idea of something that could occur. In that sense, that which we fear isn't real. The goal then, is to surrender to both the potential consequences and the sensation of fear. Only when I embrace it rather than fight it, am I able to move through it. A good day surrendering and moving through it all with @adrianballinger Follow the climb on EverestNoFilter on snap. @eddiebauer @hiballenergy @stravarun
Proud of my climbing partner @adrianballinger (who also took this image) for his relentless psyche and unyielding optimism. Yesterday, AB climbed through some remarkably marginal conditions to touch the north col at 23,000 ft. Over the past months, I watched him dedicate and transform. What has emerged is a completely different athlete. The soul remains the same, but the vessel has evolved. Up. . . . Follow the climb on snap at #EverestNoFilter @adrianballinger @eddiebauer @stravarun
Viikkoja kestävien retkien tekeminen vaatii kovaa kuria ja äärimmäistä treeniä ja valmistautumista. Reissuilla ruokavarannot saattavat olla vähissä, mutta kulutus on maksimissaan, kun päivän patikoinnissa palaa yli 5 000 kaloria. Keho joutuu ääritilaan, jossa vaaditaan huikeaa keskittymiskykyä, että pakka pysyy kasassa.
There is a not so subtle art to sharing tent space...especially at 23,000 ft. The temperature can fluctuate from 20 degrees f outside to 90 degrees f inside. Boredom can be an unkind mistress. There is only so much reading to do. There is only so much conversation, only so many jokes, only so many stories to tell... and retell. It takes a special kind of partnership. Thanks @adrianballinger for making it as easy as it can be. Here's to what it takes to simply be... . . . Follow this year's no O's attempt on Snap #EverestNoFilter @eddiebauer @stravarun @hiballenergy
The immensity of the project that is Everest...thousands of people, thousands of man hours. It's a team effort that too often gets lost in the singular nature of accomplishment. The idea of "I" is a lost concept if even the most basic level of honesty is infused. Himalayan climbing is a team sport...even if you are climbing "unsupported". Today, five Sherpa members of the team (all graduates of the @khumbuclimbingcenter in Phortse) moved up from BC with thousands of pounds of gear and food. Here, another member of the larger Everest team, a Tibetan yak driver, loads a yak. @adrianballinger and I have been adjusting slowly in BC, but are feeling good. Check out Facebook for 360 video from life here and EverestNoFilter on Snap for the daily update. More FB live coming on @Natgeo as well. Shot on phone
Season II of #everestnofilter Is less than 4 weeks away (which is just AB and I going back to make sure he crushes!) But this week isn't quite all training - I gave a keynote at #sxsw yesterday, and today @adrianballinger is talking biometric story-telling with @stravarun at 11:00 am at the Four Seasons. If you're in Austin, join us!
Richardsin edesottamuksiin voi tutustua esimerkiksi CQ-lehden viime vuonna julkaistussa artikkelissa.
Kovan työn tuloksena on palkka. Tässä tapauksessa henkeäsalpaavat kuvat, joiden kautta kaikki muutkin saavat palan Richardsin reissuista vaarantamatta henkeään.
The carcass of an MI-17 helicopter in the Karakorum Himalaya of Pakistan. The war on the border spins on, leaving a trail of historical breadcrumbs reaching back to a partition that is often deeply misuderstood. Looking forward to heading back. Part of my insta retrospective with the release of the @natgeo Instagram book. #natgeoinspires
@alexhonnold climbing deep into the red heart of the desert South West. I first met Alex long before he was 'Alex'...but you could see where he was headed. The combination of physical ability complimented by his mental fortitude was a cocktail that would obviously lead him down paths unforseen at the time. The alchemy was there though...its been fun to watch his trajectory. The fact that he is just plain awesome as a human doesnt hurt his cause either... #natgeoinspires marvel.
@sonnietrotter goes ropeless above the Mediterranean, Majorca, Spain. #NatGeoInspires marvel. // Insta retrospective in the lead up to the release of @natgeobook on Oct 25. Share your images of marvel with #natgeoinspires and we'll pick our favorites to be featured in @natgeomuseum in Washington D.C. More at link in profile.
Prayer flags on the summit of Everest. It's been 3 weeks to the day since I took this picture. I miss my friends. I miss the place. I miss the textures, smells, and sounds. I miss the gravity of the mountain arena...it's magnetism feels overpowering at times. @adrianballinger @eddiebauer #everestnofilter @melissaarnot