Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld’s bold and visionary first ascent of the West Ridge of Mt. Everest, which has been called the greatest Himalayan climb in American mountaineering history.
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.
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David Morton guides us on a journey to Mongolia, where he immersed himself in an ancient nomadic culture that tied back to the 13th century empire of Genghis Khan as he trekked trekking through the open country of the high steppe to climb Mt. Khuiten and Mt. Nairandal.
Eddie Bauer First Ascent guide Melissa Arnot draws on the knowledge she has gained on the world’s tallest peaks to guide 26 people—including Justin Chatwin, Beau Garrett, Mark Foster, Chase Jarvis and Kenna— on a journey up Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa for the Summit on the Summit.
After 20 seasons climbing in the Everest region, David Morton and his wife Kristine pack the favorite toys, brave toddler jet lag in Kathmandu, and introduce their son to both the grandeur of the Himalaya and Morton’s mountain friends.
Guide David Morton explains the series of events that led to calling off the climb of Carstensz Pyramid…for now.