Photograph by Fredrik Schenholm,
-- from My Shot / adventure / nationalgeographic
I captured this image of my good friend Tomas Olsson on the way down from the summit of West Europe's highest mountain, Mont Blanc. A year later I joined him to climb Mount Everest. Tomas's goal was to ski down a route along the steep north side of the mountain. He summited, but on the way down, on one of the last cruxes, an anchor broke and he fell to his death. This is my portrait of a good friend walking towards heaven.