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: