// Dorje, a Tibetan yak herder, stands for a portrait at 19,000 ft. on the north side of Everest. For a number of nomadic yak herders in Tibet, the Everest season provides the largest piece of annual income. With hundreds of thousands of lbs of gear and food to be moved up and down the mountain from basecamp to Advanced basecamp, the season is non stop from April thru June. This income can last individuals and families thru the year. It's a taxing livelihood on both man and animal. That said, it's welcome work for the community. Dorje does not have a last name as we recognize them and did not know his age. He simply said thru a knowing smile that he'd been doing this a long time. For more images from our no Os attempt on Everest's north side, follow @coryrichards
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channels as well throughout the expedition. Image shot on phone.