Our first real break on the Breach route was at 17,300-feet.
Mt. Meru can be seen off in the distance. Lava Tower camp is the beigeÂ patch in the lower right with the Shira Plateau beyond, an outstanding view from any angle.
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Pictured is our head guide, Stephen. He’s standing in a spot where I had no intention to venture. I was content to sit with my son, drink water, consume what seemed like our 50th Snickers bar and catch my breath.