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#EverestNoFilter: Follow Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards’ Snapumentary as They Attempt Everest Without Supplemental Oxygen
Posted on May 2, 2016

Photo by Mark Stone

Eddie Bauer athlete Cory Richards and Eddie Bauer guide Adrian Ballinger are in the process of making an attempt at Mt. Everest’s Northeast Ridge without supplemental oxygen— and they’re chronicling the whole expedition via Snapchat in real time.

The team reached base camp in Tibet on April 27, after a sidetrip through China, dealing with everything from a flight diverted 1,000 miles due to a sandstorm, to confiscated meat provisions. It’s been a wild ride, and all of it has been documented in real-time photos and videos on Snapchat at EverestNoFilter and via Ballinger’s and Richards’ Instagram accounts.

Photo by Mark Snow

Climber and Photographer Cory Richards. Photo by Mark Stone

Using new satellite technology and social media to provide a 360-degree view into the pitfalls and triumphs of their expedition isn’t the team’s only goal while on the north side of Everest. They also hope to spark conversations about ways to sustainably and safely climb the world’s tallest peak, not only for expedition climbers themselves, but also for native Tibetan and Nepalese high-altitude workers.

They’re also out to raise awareness for the dZi Foundation (, a Nepal-based non-profit helping remote villages rebuild after last year’s natural disasters.

At last check-in, Ballinger and Richards were continuing to acclimatize above 21,000 feet, an important part of their plan to attempt the summit without supplemental oxygen (which fewer than 3% of Everest climbers do.)

Follow their progress in real time at the @EverestNoFilter account on Snapchat, and at Ballinger and Richards’ personal Snapchat accounts, Adrianjb and Crichardsphoto. They’re also posting regularly to their Instagram accounts: @coryrichards and @adrianballinger, and we’ll be following their progress on Eddie Bauer’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Learn more at

Author: - Monday, May 2nd, 2016

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