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Five Decades on Everest: Gombu
Posted on May 4, 2013

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.”

Everest in 50: Melissa Arnot
Posted on May 2, 2013

Women’s Everest record holder Melissa Arnot boils down what the mountain means to her in 50 words or less.

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.

Everest in 50: Dave Hahn
Posted on April 30, 2013

Dave Hahn, who has tallied 14 summits of Everest, the record for any non-Sherpa, provides his concise report on what the mountain means.

Everest in 50: David Morton
Posted on April 29, 2013

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.

Everest in 50: Seth Waterfall
Posted on April 27, 2013

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.

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.