This Everest expedition combined the elements of climbing, geology, and medical science setting a standard for a 21st century expedition to rooftop of the world.  With combined support of The North Face, National Geographic, Montana State University and the Mayo Clinic this expedition claimed 5 summits, ground breaking medical research, and produced worldclass media for National Geographic.


Lead by Conrad Anker, the team lived on the Khumbu Glacier for 3 months.  With 4 different ascents through the Khumbu icefall, ample time allowed to setup and rig possibly the first cable cam rig in the ice fall.

Team members: Sam Elias, Kris Erickson, Emily Harrington, Hilaree O’Neill, Philip Henderson, Mark Jenkins, David Lageson PhD

As DP on this expedition Anjin Herndon captured video and time-lapse content for The North Face and National Geographic, and edit web dispatches from Everest’s’ 17500’ base camp.

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Episodes produced by Erickson Creative

Co-Directed with Kristoffer Erickson

Director of Photography: Anjin Herndon



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