When asked by a reporter what his first thoughts were when standing on the summit of Everest, Gombu responded with four now-famous words: “How to get down.”
Five decades ago, on May 1st, 1963, American Jim Whittaker stepped side by side with Sherpa Nawang Gombu onto the summit of Mount Everest and became the first American to summit the world’s tallest peak.
Fifty years ago today, Jim Whittaker climbed shoulder to shoulder with Nawang Gombu to the summit of Mt. Everest. He did it in Eddie Bauer down.
Eddie Bauer guide and Everest women’s summit record holder Melissa Arnot breaks down why the Alchemist 40L pack is her choice for climbing the world’s tallest peak.
During the 2012 Everest climbing season, both the Eddie Bauer West Ridge and Eddie Bauer South Col expeditions were equipped with the Katabatic Tent that excelled in the harsh weather and thin air of the world’s tallest mountain.
Biking Africa’s highest peak is an idea that was so off-limits, it was officially illegal, until Doug Pitt and his team of singletrack ambassadors completed for the first sanctioned hike-and-bike ride up and down this 19,341-foot peak for the important cause of clean drinking water for all.
An interview with Clark Casebolt, a pioneering San Juan sea kayaking guide and longtime owner of Outdoor Odysseys, for his guide-level perspective on what makes America’s newest National Monument such a singular saltwater destination.