Dougal Haston near the Hillary Step - Legend - First ascent of the North West Face of Everest

Dougal Haston near the Hillary Step - Legend - First ascent of the North West Face of Everest

Tenzing Norgay on the summit of Mt Everest, 11:30am May 29, 1953. -- For use with Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air" (non-fiction)

1953 - Sir Edmund Hillary, on the summit of Mt Everest. The first confirmed climber to reach the summit, with help from Tenzing Norgay.

The higher you get, the less available oxygen there is. Mountain Climbing Kills Brains Cells. Proper acclimatization can reduce the risk of brain damage.

The higher you get, the less available oxygen there is. Proper acclimatization can reduce the risk of brain damage.

2012 Mt. Everest Expedition Coverage with International Mountain Guides

Everest Expedition Daily Coverage with International Mountain Guides

The view from the summit of Everest looking East. The prominent peak to the right is Makalu (8485 metres) - The fifth highest mountain in the world. On the far horizon rises Kanchenjunga (8586 metres) - The third highest mountain in the world.

The view from the summit of Everest

The view from the summit of Everest looking East. The prominent peak to the right is Makalu metres) - The fifth highest mountain in the world. On the far horizon rises Kanchenjunga metres) - The third highest mountain in the world.

Tibetan side of Mount Everest where tents are pitched in deep snow.

Mount Everest Pictures

This is the Tibetan side of Mount Everest where tents are pitched in deep snow. This is how they had their tents set up in the book, and this helps me visualize the setting and scene of the book better.

near the yellow band on Lhotse Face

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on the world. For that reason, it is considered to be the “holy grail” among mountain climbers. However, you don’t have climb the mountain to savor its stunning beauty.

Climbing Mt. Everest, then and now.

Everest, then and now.

A Mountaineer Climbing Through The Khumbu Icefall On Mount Everest.

A Mountaineer Climbing Through The Khumbu Icefall On Mount Everest.

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