By Thomas F. Hornbein
In 1963, Jim Whittaker turned the 1st American to summit Everest through the South Col path. approximately weeks after
Whittaker's success, Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld, fellow American mountaineers at the similar excursion, turned the 1st climbers ever to summit the world's optimum height through the harmful and forbidding West Ridge- a direction on which just a handful of climbers have because succeeded.
This particular fiftieth anniversary variation reintroduces the journey in a bigger structure with full-color photos by way of contributors of the day trip, together with chief Norman G. Dyhrenfurth and crew surgeon Jim Lester. as well as a brand new foreword by way of Jon Krakauer, this quantity additionally incorporates a new preface through Hornbein in addition to a sequence of prefaces he wrote for previous editions,
including the unique from 1965, and a map by means of Dee Molenaar. up-to-date bios of all of the American Mount Everest excursion workforce contributors, written by way of climber Broughton Coburn, at the moment are followed by means of modern pictures from the day trip.
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Everest the West Ridge by Thomas F. Hornbein