Thanks MC, good to have you back.
Yes, Nat Geo si my next aim, very hard to get in though.
Frans, I always use SLR's (mirror reflex) with interchangeable lenses. Everybody thinks I am crazy, but I keep on lugging the heavy stuff up the mountains
(and yes, I carried these myself, I have never given any lenses or cameras to a sherpa or teammember to carry on Everest, even though Lorenzo insisted when I was feeling bad..)
This was the first time I used digital, I brought the Canon Eos 20D, 8.2mp. Pics on teh summit were taken with a 15-30mm Sigma lens, I also brought a back-up slide body (old Eos 500n) which I actually used up there with a fixed 50mm lens.
I brought a tripod and a pro 70-200L IS lens until ABC.
I had 3 batteries, constantly charged and kept them always in my innerpocket when climbing, to keep them warm.
Summitvideo was shot on a Panasonic NV-200 videocamera, I carried that one as well.
Now Canon, are you not sorry for not sponsoring me