The 2014 Everest season was a tragic season as the mountain witnessed the most deadly single day in its history (only surpassed by the 2015 Earthquake). 17 sherpas died on an avalanche in the Khumbu ice fall. Ricardo was on his way up the icefall when this happened. Later on Ricardo assisted the doctors at base camp with the survivors. The events that followed were very complicated and they resulted in all expeditions being forced to cancel and no one having a chance to attempt the summit. You can read all about this historic event and see the photos on this page.
Here you can find all the best photos from the expedition and read Ricardo’s captions below (press pause or press the arrows that appears if you hover your pointer over the photo if you want to read the full captions). For more detail you can scroll down to find all the dispatches that Ricardo sent throughout the expedition including the final messages sent through his Gofundme page.
Listen to Ricardo’s Colorado Public Radio interview given the day after he arrived from Nepal