Ever wonder what the famed Northeast Ridge of Mount Everest looks like close-up? Well, here's your chance to see it up close and personal!
Back in 2004 while I was climbing with my friends Dave Hahn, Tashi Sherpa, and Danuru Sherpa, I took a sunset panorama of the Northeast Ridge from Camp VI (27,300 feet) using my Nikon D100 camera. Later, in Photoshop, I stitched the images together creating a very high resolution panorama running from the First Step to the summit of Everest.
While I have shown this image to many people, the web is a difficult arena in which to show high-resolution images...and do so safely, without fear that they will be stolen or borrowed for other websites.
Well, with the latest Photoshop release, the Zoomify plugin comes to the rescue. With it, I was able to create an interactive version of my panorama where you can zoom in and out, up and down the Northeast Ridge and see in full detail the terrain of this amazing climb.
Click on the screenshot below to go to the interactive panorama!
- Jake Norton is an Everest climber, guide, photographer, writer, and motivational speaker from Colorado.