Everest the West Ridge by Thomas F. Hornbein

By Thomas F. Hornbein

In 1963, Jim Whittaker grew to become 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 related excursion, grew to become the 1st climbers ever to summit the world's maximum height through the damaging and forbidding West Ridge- a direction on which just a handful of climbers have on the grounds that succeeded.
This distinct fiftieth anniversary version reintroduces the journey in a bigger structure with full-color photos through contributors of the day trip, together with chief Norman G. Dyhrenfurth and crew health care professional Jim Lester. as well as a brand new foreword through Jon Krakauer, this quantity additionally includes a new preface by means of Hornbein in addition to a chain of prefaces he wrote for prior 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 staff contributors, written via climber Broughton Coburn, are actually observed by means of modern pix from the day trip.

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