Eddie Bauer guide Peter Whittaker, who comes from a lineage with a powerful connection to the mountain—breaks it down in 50 words or less.
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.
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.