With a death rate statistically higher than soldiers in the Iraq war, why would anyone risk their life to climb Mount Everest? Photographer Aaron Huey points his camera at the unsung heroes of mountaineering-the Sherpas.
Aaron Huey is:
A National Geographic Photographer.
A Harper's Magazine Contributing Editor.
A Stanford d.School Ambassador.
A Wearer of Gold Shoes.
A Climber of Rocks.
Huey is widely known for his 3,349 mile, solo walk across America (with his dog Cosmo). The 2002 journey lasted 154 days. There was no media coverage. They walked everystep. Following the walk Huey took a 2 1/2 year hiatus from shooting photos to build an artist in residence program (Hueyhaus), from the ground up, on the Pecos River east of Santa Fe.
His list of publications is very long and fancy.
Aaron lives in Seattle with his wife Kristin, his son Hawkeye, and his dog Suki.