Peter Whittaker celebrates his Everest mentors Willi Unsoeld and Nawang Gombu 50 years on from 1963 the American Mount Everest expedition.
Women’s Everest record holder Melissa Arnot boils down what the mountain means to her in 50 words or less.
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.
Dave Hahn, who has tallied 14 summits of Everest, the record for any non-Sherpa, provides his concise report on what the mountain means.
David Morton, a six-time Everest summiter who attempted the daunting West Ridge route in 2012, sums up his Everest experience in 50 words or less.
Eddie Bauer guide Seth Waterfall, who is currently on Everest working his way toward the summit while guiding for Rainier Mountaineering Incorporated, breaks it all down in 50 words or less.