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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.”

Peter Whittaker Celebrates His Everest Mentors
Posted on May 3, 2013

Peter Whittaker celebrates his Everest mentors Willi Unsoeld and Nawang Gombu 50 years on from 1963 the American Mount Everest expedition.

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 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 […]