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coryrichards A Rawang man weaves a bamboo mat in his home deep in the heart of the Kachin State, Northern Myanmar. Shot on assignment for @natgeo going sea to summit in an attempt to measure SE Asia's highest point. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @petzl_official @clifbarcompany 2d

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coryrichards Rawang and Tibetan porters laden with heavy loads descend a makeshift ladder lashed only with vines to a small cliff. We walked 300 miles round trip through some of the most dense jungle I've ever seen in an attempt to climb and measure the highest point in SE Asia, Hkakabo Razi. Shot #onassignment for @natgeo in the northern region of the Kachin State, Myanmar. Because of violent infighting and a decades long civil war, much of this territory remains largely unexplored by westerners. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @petzl_official @clifbarcompany @renan_ozturk 3d

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coryrichards @renan_ozturk and @md_jenkins attempt the unclimbed West ridge of Hkakabo Razi on the geographic border of Tibet and Myanmar. Shot #onassignment for @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeocreative 4d

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coryrichards A group of Rawang and Tibetans rest on a bed of bamboo leaves on the 150 mile approach to the base camp of Hkakbo Razi. Shot #onassignment for @natgeo in the Kachin region of Northern Myanmar on the border of Tibet going sea to summit in an attempt to measure the highest point in SE Asia. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative 5d

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coryrichards Mandalay, Myanmar. A man waits for a train to take him north to Mytchina. The rails have seen little investment or upkeep in the past decades leading to a bumpy 23 hour overnight ride. @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeocreative 2w

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coryrichards Tourists stand on the frozen surface of Lake Louise. I'm surrounded by doctors and researchers at the 2015 Hypoxia symposium , once again feeling like the dumbest guy in the room. Honored to be sharing my story with such a group. @natgeocreative @natgeo @thephotosociety 3w

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coryrichards The lowest places are often reminders of the highest. Windy sunset at camp 2 on Everest, khumbu, Nepal. Shot #onassignment for @natgeo @thephotosociety @andy_bardon 1mon

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coryrichards The trail is sometimes long and convoluted. On assignment for @natgeo in Northern Myanmar. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @leica_camera @carlzeisslenses 1mon

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coryrichards @yellowstoneclub Exploring 13,000 acres of protected land with the legendary #ScotSchmidt. It's always fun to spend time with your heroes...and even better when it's just straight play. Photo by @wkphotography @natgeocreative @thephotosociety 1mon

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coryrichards Honored to be taking the stage tonight at the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival tonight!!!! Sharing pictures from 7 continents and 15 yrs of work! A huge shoutout to one of my favorite cities in the world for hosting such a tremendous event! #EMFF @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety 2mon

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coryrichards @md_jenkins and @renan_ozturk climb a mixed gendarme while attempting the first ascent of Hkakbo Razis West Ridge on the border of Myanmar and Tibet. Shot #onassignment for @natgeo going sea to summit in an attempt to measure SE Asia's highest point in the #myanmarclimb expedition. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative 2mon

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coryrichards Mingun Pagoda, Myanmar. Monks walk around the back side of what was originally designed to be the largest Pagoda in the world at 153 meters. Prophecy told the reigning king that as soon as the temple was completed his Dynasty would end and thus it was never finished. The temple was built entirely by slave labor and has no interior, only facades. An earthquake later inflicted the damage and cracks seen in the image. @stevemccurryofficial took a similar image decades ago during the monsoon. Looking to him for inspiration, I shot this with a drone, trying to get a new take on an old masterpiece. Shot on assignment for @natgeo on the #MyanmarClimb expedition, going see to summit to measure SE Asia's highest point. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @renan_ozturk 2mon

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coryrichards Four years ago today, #simonemoro #denisurubko and I stood on the summit of Gasherbrum II in the Karakoram, Pakistan. We became the first team to successfully climb one of Pakistan's 8000 meter peaks in winter. If it were not for my partners, I would never have reached that goal...and the life that has unfolded since would never have been. I'm forever indebted to them for their partnership and support. Since then, I've gone to Everest, done new routes in Antarctica, explored Franz Josef Land, climbed into caves on the border of Nepal and Tibet, walked hundreds of miles through the jungles of Myanmar, and expanded as a human. The road has been a windy, beautiful, and intricate one. I've made plenty of mistakes along the way, learned more about myself than I ever imagined was there to discover, and am continuing to grow everyday. The six short weeks I shared with Denis and Simone changed everything for me and I cannot express how deeply grateful I am to them and the countless others that have become a part of my life in the wake of that day. THANK YOU! @natgeo @thephotosociety @ansonfogel @renan_ozturk @conrad_anker @olicow @natgeocreative 2mon

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coryrichards Fantastic piece by @graysonschaffer on Outside online dealing with photo and film on federal lands. Link to full article in my profile. "The question in all of this is whether our current laws on photography and filming are sufficient to handle the changing ways that we’re interacting with the natural world—Red Bull filmmakers shooting National Geographic documentaries and millennial thrill-seekers racking up audiences as big as any late-night host. Just like the Internet created a need for new privacy legislation, there’s suddenly a wave of photo, video, and sharing technology that may require some new rules and safeguards." #repost @alexhonnold 2mon

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coryrichards Tiny figures cross a long suspension bridge spanning a major tributary of the Irrawady River, Kachin State, Northern Myanmar. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @petzl_official #msrgear 2mon

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coryrichards #onassignment for @natgeo in Gawle, Myanmar going sea to summit to attempt to measure SE Asia's highest point on the Tibetan border. @renan_ozturk @md_jenkins @hilareeoneill @emilyaharrington @taylorfreesolo @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #MyanmarClimb #antieverest 2mon

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coryrichards Even in the darkest of times, humor is abundant. A reminder that sadness is temporary and even the best things come to an end...even teddy bears. 2mon

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coryrichards @renan_ozturk climbs to 18,100 ft on the unclimbed west ridge of Hkakabo Razi during an @natgeo expedition going sea to summit to measure SE Asia's highest point. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #MyanmarClimb #antieverest 2mon

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