No pic but crossed the south fork in my skivies, swiped off the water got dressed. Went about 50 feet bow snagged on a willow stepped side ways and went into a 5' sink hole, all before day light. At least I packed spare socks, still made for along day. Didn't get all that micro debris out until I got home.
Used to cross the Toutle River barefoot to get to reaches beyond while shed hunting below Mt. St.,Helens. It was constantly changing course so rarely crossed back in the same spot. It had patches of real quicksand too in some eddies. Ya had to be smart about it. Always turbid so you had to be able to 'read' depth.
That was in the Western Cwm pronounces “Coom” Above camp 1. It’s a walk in the park compared to the Khumbu icefall. The most dangerous stretch of any of the 3 peaks in the area. You go through as fast as you can move to minimize the odds of a house block of ice tipping over on you.
I had no idea altitude was such a maniac! That's completely and totally crazy in my mind and although I like to push myself, I'd never... ever... try do something like that! Super cool stuff, Altitude, just not for me! I can't imagine the stories you must have!
No I did not summit. I summited 2 other peaks over 20k while there but my permit was only for camp 4. Which is 26k feet and change. The permits are more money the higher you go. I could only justify the camp 4 permit. I was very healthy and strong and feel I was well acclimated, so I had a good shot but did not have the permit to go past camp 4 which they take very serious.
Years ago my father, older brother and I were grouse hunting/scouting for deer season(I know, it's not elk) and the creek was high do to downstream beaver dams. So off with our upland boots and pants and away we go. As we're crossing and carrying gun, boots and pants, my Dad dropped his pant legs and was dragging them in the water about half the way. Wish I had a picture and I know, you had to have been there, but it still causes me to chuckle many years later.