Mountaineering is a cool sport. Literally. It’s good because you get to experience natural beauty (depends on what mountain you’re on), and you also get to do some exercise and burn off some serious calories. What you don’t normally expect to find is a couple getting married on Mount Everest. Well that’s exactly what happened with Ashley Schmeider and James Sisson.
After deciding that a normal wedding simply wouldn’t be enough, they decided to literally climb 17,000 feet above sea level to a base camp on Mount Everest and tie the knot there. Naturally, photos were taken, and the results are just incredible.
It’s unclear who officiated the ceremony, but it was documented by wedding photographer Charleton Churchill who traveled with the couple from California and also climbed with them.
He has managed to create some truly incredible wedding photos, totally unlike anything we’ve ever encountered before.
“As much as we would have loved to share our special day with our family and friends, we were both drawn to the idea of eloping during an incredible vacation,” Schmeider said for Daily Mail.
The couple had climbed to 14,000 feet before and on this particular, shall we call it, ceremonial climb, they experienced altitude sickness and even near frostbite. True love, guys. True love.
Check out some of the other photos below. This is something truly amazing.
Kudos to the couple for tying the knot in such an incredible way and for surviving and going through all kinds of trouble in the name of love.
For those of you that don’t know, it’s not exactly easy to climb 17,000 feet above sea level. Especially in the weather that dominates Mount Everest.
Have you ever seen a more spectacular wedding shoot? Neither had we. Share your thoughts in the comments below!