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Bold Vision: The West Ridge of Mt Everest
Posted on May 22, 2013

Today we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoled’s legendary first ascent of the West Ridge of Mount Everest.

Everest Clips: Celebrating the First American Ascent of Mt. Everest
Posted on May 1, 2013

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.

Five Decades on Everest: Jim Whittaker
Posted on May 1, 2013

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.

Everest in 50: Ed Viesturs
Posted on April 26, 2013

Ed Viesturs, the first American to summit all of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen, just completed a 92,500-word book on Everest that comes out in October. But this is Ed’s 50-word take on the Big One.

Everest Clips: Eddie Bauer Celebrates 50 Years of Americans on Everest
Posted on April 17, 2013

In 1963 Jim Whittaker, in partnership with Sherpa Nawang Gombu, became the first American to climb to the roof of the world and summit Mt. Everest. He did it outfitted in Eddie Bauer down. On that same American Mount Everest Expedition Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld completed the first successful ascent of the challenging West […]