Supplemental oxygen is just another piece of equipment. When I get cold, I put on more clothes; when it gets bright, I wear dark glasses; when I get hungry, I eat; when it gets icy, I put on crampons; when it gets dangerous, I use ropes; when there isn’t enough air, I breathe supplemental oxygen.
|Mount Everest from Kala Pattar
Photo by Gerry Roach - May, 1983
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Top left: Memorial chortens on our approach to Everest with the American Bicentennial Expedition in 1976.
Photo by Jonathan Wright - August, 1976
Top right: Ang Phurba just above Everest’s Camp 6 on summit morning. 27,766-foot Makalu looms in the center, and you can just see 28,169-foot Kanchenjunga on the far left.
Photo by Chris Chandler - October 8, 1976
Center left: Looking back across the Double Cornice on Alaska’s 16,390-foot Mount Blackburn’s Southeast Ridge.
Photo by Gerry Roach - June 14, 1977
Center right: Nepal’s 26,781-foot Mount Manaslu, Earth’s eighth highest peak.
Photo by Gerry Roach - April, 1978
Bottom left: Tibet’s 26,335-foot Xixabangma, Earth’s fourteenth highest peak.
Photo by Gerry Roach - October, 1981
Bottom right: Gerry Roach reaching the top of Everest’s Khumbu Icefall in April, 1983.
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