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James Sissom and Ashley Schmieder exchange vows on Everest. (Photo by Charleton Churchill/Caters News Agency)

This happy couple started married life on top of the world, having exchanged their vows on mount Everest. Dressed in a full suit and wedding dress, James Sissom and Ashley Schmieder spent days scaling the mountain range in order to be photographed in front of such a breathtaking backdrop. Here: James Sissom and Ashley Schmieder exchange vows on Everest. (Photo by Charleton Churchill/Caters News Agency)
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06 May 2017 08:59:00
Mount Roraima

Mount Roraima (Spanish: Monte Roraima, also known as Tepuy Roraima and Cerro Roraima; Portuguese: Monte Roraima [ˈmõtʃi ʁoˈɾajmɐ]) is the highest of the Pakaraima chain of tepui plateau in South America. First described by the English explorer Sir Walter Raleigh in 1596, its 31 km2 summit area is defended by 400-metre-tall cliffs on all sides. The mountain includes the triple border point of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana.
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11 Sep 2012 08:04:00
Children walk past the partially collapsed boundary wall of a school and a Buddhist shrine that were damaged during the earthquake earlier this year at Khumjung, a typical Sherpa village in Solukhumbu district also known as the Everest region, in this picture taken November 30, 2015. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

Children walk past the partially collapsed boundary wall of a school and a Buddhist shrine that were damaged during the earthquake earlier this year at Khumjung, a typical Sherpa village in Solukhumbu district also known as the Everest region, in this picture taken November 30, 2015. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)
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23 Dec 2015 08:05:00
Yaks head towards the Everest base camp in Solukhumbu District April 28, 2014. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)

Yaks head towards the Everest base camp in Solukhumbu District April 28, 2014. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)
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25 Sep 2014 12:56:00

The most intrepid mountaineers haven't seen Mt. Everest quite like this. To showcase the majestic mountain, David Breashears of GlacierWorks has created a massive, zoomable image called a "gigapan," consisting of over one billion pixels
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26 Dec 2012 13:38:00
Finding just the right spot above the clouds at Camp 1 on Ama Dablam, Danuru Sherpa uses his iPhone to catch up with friends and family. Even at 18,500 feet (5,654 meters), climbers here can check their email and other dispatches from the world below. (Photo by Aaron Huey/National Geographic)

Finding just the right spot above the clouds at Camp 1 on Ama Dablam, Danuru Sherpa uses his iPhone to catch up with friends and family. Even at 18,500 feet (5,654 meters), climbers here can check their email and other dispatches from the world below. (Photo by Aaron Huey/National Geographic)
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28 Apr 2014 09:14:00
A women rides a motor bike on a street covered with volcanic ash from an eruption of Mount Kelud, in Solo, Indonesia, Friday, February 14, 2014. A major volcanic eruption in Indonesia blasted clouds of ash and debris 18 kilometers (12 miles) into the air on Friday, forcing authorities to close six airports, cancel flights elsewhere in Southeast Asia and evacuate more than 100,000 people from the mountain. (Photo by Hafidz Novalsyah/AP Photo)

A women rides a motor bike on a street covered with volcanic ash from an eruption of Mount Kelud, in Solo, Indonesia, Friday, February 14, 2014. A major volcanic eruption in Indonesia blasted clouds of ash and debris 18 kilometers (12 miles) into the air on Friday, forcing authorities to close six airports, cancel flights elsewhere in Southeast Asia and evacuate more than 100,000 people from the mountain. (Photo by Hafidz Novalsyah/AP Photo)
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15 Feb 2014 07:38:00
A villager watches as Mount Sinabung volcano erupts, in Kuta Tengah village, Karo Regency in Indonesia's North Sumatra April 1, 2015. The Indonesian volcano was dormant for 400 years before erupting in 2010. (Photo by Y. T. Haryono/Reuters)

A villager watches as Mount Sinabung volcano erupts, in Kuta Tengah village, Karo Regency in Indonesia's North Sumatra April 1, 2015. The Indonesian volcano was dormant for 400 years before erupting in 2010. (Photo by Y. T. Haryono/Reuters)
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02 Apr 2015 13:00:00