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05.15.08
 
Photos of the Khumbu Icefall

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Scott Parazynski climbing up the Khumbu Icefall, part of the South Col route up the Nepali side of Mt. Everest. Photo provided by Scott Parazynski.

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Looking up at the Khumbu Icefall from Everest Base Camp. There are constant avalanches and loud ice movements during the day, some of which can be rather noisy and leave a light coating of snow across Base Camp. Photo provided by Scott Parazynski.

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Scott Parazynski climbing up the Khumbu Icefall. Photo provided by Scott Parazynski.

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Scott Parazynski climbing up the Khumbu Icefall. Photo provided by Scott Parazynski.

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Scott Parazynski using a fixed laddder to cross a constantly shifting crevasse on the Khumbu Icefall. These ladders are put in place by expert Sherpa "Ice Doctors" and are constantly readjusted as the ice underneath shifts. Photo provided by Scott Parazynski.

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Scott Parazynski using a fixed ladder to climb over large ice chunks or "seracs" that comprise the Khumbu Icefall. Photo provided by Scott Parazynski.

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Oxygen cyclinders prepositioned for carrying up the mountain for use by summit teams. Photo provided by Scott Parazynski.

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Scott Parazynski using a fixed ladder to cross a constantly shifting crevasse on the Khumbu Icefall. Photo provided by Scott Parazynski.

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