National Geographic Photographer
Photographer and climber Tommy Heinrich first learned to scale mountains at an early age in Patagonia and the Andes. In 1995, he became the first person from Argentina to reach the summit of Mount Everest. In 1998, he reached the summit of Lhotse, the world’s fourth-highest mountain, and has continued since with many more ascents in the Himalayas and Karakorum, documenting the thrill of the expeditions and life in the world’s greatest mountains.
National Geographic magazine assigned Tommy to photograph a winter ascent of Nanga Parbat, located in northern Pakistan, and an ascent of K2, the second highest mountain in the world. He has also filmed expeditions to Mount Everest, Dhaulagiri, Aconcagua, and other mountains for CBS, Dish Network, Discovery, and CNN, among other networks. The president of Argentina has bestowed the honorary title “Comendador” on Tommy, with the “Orden a los Servicios Distinguidos,” and the “Condor Dorado Honoris Causa.”