“Lost on Everest”: a multi-media web article about the first American to summit Mt. Everest

Source:  WikiPedia (cc)
Source: Wikipedia (cc)

I’m a guy who loves reading about historical adventurers.  The Lewis and Clark expedition being one of my favorites.  When I ran across the Outside Magazine article about the first American to climb Mount Everest, I was immediately interested.  When I saw it also had historic photographs, current day video interviews and a well done story of the historic event, I was hooked.

This is what Outside says about “Lost on Everest”:

Fifty years ago this month, Jim Whittaker became the first American to summit Everest. Three weeks later, a second party from the same team made an even more stunning assault on the mountain’s unclimbed West Ridge. Using never before published transcripts from the 1963 expedition, Grayson Schaffer takes a new look at a bold ascent that changed everything.

While reading the article and watching the video, I realized how much of a slacker I am.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Here’s the link:

http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/climbing/mountaineering/lost-on-everest?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tweet#ch2.

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