Guillermo Carro on the summit of Everest copyright Guillermo Carro
Some ask, how can you tell if a climber is on the summit?
Some don't seem to understand what what a climber sees and that what is in a
picture is important...
Let's look at
Guillermo Carro's summit
picture. First let us say Guillermo Carro summit was NOT disputed. We are just
using his picture for the purpose of this lesson.
As you can see the
background, what one normally sees is not shown due the cloud cover.
Therefore, you cannot tell anything based on the background. The prayer flags
could be almost anywhere. So?
It is the sign of course.
This sign was left on the summit early in Spring 2004 and by
being in Carro's picture it provides absolute proof that he is on the summit
of Everest... Small clues sometimes.
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