Dispatch 3 from Everest / March 28, 2012

Elias Takes In The View at Lion’s Gate

Two Ascents, Both Seek Summit — Southeast Ridge Team to Focus on Education and Science; West Ridge Team of Anker and Cory Richards to Retrace Route of First American Ascent on West Ridge.

Climb to Be Covered Online Starting March 16 at natgeo.com/oneverest and www.thenorthface.com/everest. Real-time Updates from West Ridge Team to Start April 16 on National Geographic Magazine App for iPad

Sam Elias is having an epic experience as he makes his way to Everest Base Camp. He snapped this Instagram pic and wrote the caption, “Nuptse, Everest, and Lhotse from the Lion's Gate. Never did I think I would gaze upon this – view of my life. #thankful #OnEverest.”

Elias

Follow Sam’s photos on instagram at @bookofsamuel, and see how everyone is experiencing the Everest Expedition by using the hashtag #OnEverest on Instagram and Twitter.

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