Mount Everest climbers Cory Richards and Adrian Ballinger reached the top of Mount Everest together and took their Snapchat followers along for the climb.
“It was actually Adrian’s girlfriend’s idea,” Richards tells People Now. “It’s kind of this unfiltered, uncurated way to tell a more holistic story. So we glommed onto that and made it work.”
They duo — who also documented their journey to the top using the social media app in 2016 — rarely worried about how to perfect each video.
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“The cool thing is that it’s such an unbelievable place so if you don’t have a good idea you just show some beautiful mountains and a sunrise and it works,” says Ballinger.
They not only summited Everest in 41 hours — they did it without using any supplemental oxygen.
Despite and the stress and difficulty throughout the entire climb, they did have memorable moments along the way, including watching Sausage Party at 21,000 feet.
Now that they’ve safely made it back to sea level, they know what’s next on their agenda: Burgers and milkshakes.
“We’re going right now,” says Ballinger.