Friday, May 3, 2013

3 May 2013 High Lonesome Flashback

“1963 Flashback: First Everest Summit by Americans
Cathy Hunter
for National Geographic News
April 15, 2003
In 1963, a Swiss climber named Norman Dyhrenfurth began "a little war against a big mountain." Leading 19 Americans, 32 Sherpas, and 909 porters carrying 27 tons (25 metric tons) of gear, Dyhrenfurth spearheaded the highly successful 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition for his adopted country.”
There is quite a difference in the mountaineers who populated this expedition in 1963 and the people who mob the mountain now. 

This is what it has come to be.

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