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.
Read more on the NatGeo blog: http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/everest/american-expedition-2012/
The North Face distributes this piece here: http://youtu.be/AbilHVU6aS0
Episodes produced by Erickson Creative
Co-Directed with Kristoffer Erickson
Director of Photography: Anjin Herndon