Over the last month, the climbers on National Geographic's commemorative climb to the top of the of the world's tallest peak have captured moments filled with steep terrain and friendly locals, according to the Instagram blog .
The expedition is expected to make it to the peak on Friday and the magazine is hoping the team can share the victory in real time on Instagram under the @natgeo account. The magazine posted a Q&A with the climbers to talk about favorite techniques and filters, and using special gloves so their fingers don't freeze off.
Climbers representing Outside Magazine have also been using Instagram on Everest over the past two weeks, with recent Instagram photos documenting rescue efforts to save stranded climbers. At least four climbers died last weekend, raising concerns about overcrowding at the top.
The National Geographic expedition commemorates the first American ascent, sponsored by National Geographic, in 1963.