The Big Three
Mt. Everest is the highest point on earth and the largest 8000m peak dominating the skyline of the Himalayan mountain chain. This view of the Everest massif, including Lhotse and Nuptse, can only be seen from the summit of Cho Oyu, the World's 6th largest mountain. You cannot see Everest at any point on the climb until you crest on to the true summit making this view even more special. Mike captured this image on his 5th summit of Cho Oyu. He had just summited Shishapangma, the World's 14th tallest peak, 8 days prior, and had summited Mt. Everest 4 months prior. This was one of the most magical days he has ever spent in the mountains because he realized his dream of climbing two 8000m peaks in a single season and three within 4 months, a rare feat. It was late season and he and his team were the only ones on the mountain and had a breathtaking sunrise, full moon, and incredible climbing conditions. This image was captured by Mike Hamill and processed by Adam Angel. Own a truly unique print with unprecedented perspective.