Two mountaineers faked a Mount Everest climb and submitted a photoshopped image to “prove” they did it. But instead of winning an award, the scam earned them a 10-year ban from climbing any Nepalese mountain.
In 2016, Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod, police officers from India, said that they were the country’s first couple to successfully reach the 29,035ft Everest summit. They even had the photos to confirm the claim. But shortly after, it turned out the photos were doctored, and the couple faced a police investigation.
On Monday, the police in Maharashtra confirmed that the couple had “morphed photographs,” and as a result – they were both fired from work.
Some couples dream of having a classic white wedding and the others want something out of the ordinary. But James and Ashley took unordinary to a new level by exchanging vows at Mt. Everest Base camp, at 17,600 ft. The obligatory tux and a dress were there even at temperatures well below zero. And they were fortunate to get a photographer who is as adventurous as them to capture it all on camera.
Charleton Churchill took the photos of this brave elopement. Considering that the ceremony was everything but ordinary, so are the photos. The magnificent view, the beautiful bride and groom in wedding attire and hiking boots, surrounded by the view so gorgeous that it makes you gasp in awe. We got in touch with Charleton and got to hear more about this adventure. Although the photos are magnificent, it took a lot of effort to get them shot and he and the couple went through a lot. But it was worth it.
“Sherpa does not mean to carry something, it’s an ethnic group, not a job,” begins Aaron Huey. Huey, really needs no introduction, his work with National Geographic speaks for himself. On his latest adventure shooting for the magazine, Huey wanted to explore the life of the Sherpa–the ‘Unsung Heroes of Everest‘.
In this 14-minute long clip, Huey, expounds on his time spent with the Sherpas including some humorous vignettes, thoughtful insights, and a whole bunch of jaw dropping photos.[Read More…]